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Liberian Leader Warned over Fugitives

Liberian President Charles Taylor has been told to arrest two Sierra Leoneans indicted for war crimes or face prosecution. Both Sam Bockarie, alias “Mosquito” and Johnny Paul Koroma are in Liberia, Alan White, chief investigator for the United Nations-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone, told the BBC’s Network Africa. Mr Bockarie was a senior commander of the rebel Revolutionary United Front which committed widespread atrocities during Sierra Leone’s brutal 10-year civil war. Johnny Paul Koroma seized power from the elected leader Ahmad Tejan Kabbah in 1997 and later formed an alliance with the RUF. Earlier this week, Mr Bockarie was accused of killing a rebel commander in neighbouring Ivory Coast. The UN prosecutor said that Mr Koroma had been in Liberia for up to a month, while Mr Bockarie crossed the border after Ivory Coast rebels said they wanted him for the killing of Felix Doh. Full Story

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