Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Liberia's Truth & Reconciliation Commission continues

This afternoon just about every radio in Liberia is tuned to the Truth & Reconciliation Commission testimony of Prince Johnson, who was the leader of the NPFL rebel army during the long war here, and who tortured and murdered the former President, Samuel K Doe, which was even recorded on video camera. Liberians are divided on the reason for the TRC - one guy I talked to said it was so that everyone could be reconciled and live in harmony together; another said it's purpose was to gain enough evidence to bring International War Crimes trials against "guilty" people living in Liberia. I understand that Prince Johnson is now an evangelist and Senator of Nimba County. I wonder what the future holds for him. Photos of Prince Johnson, and the unfortunate Samuel Doe during his torture. Olly

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