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Liberia sets up truth commission

Liberia’s president has inaugurated a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to investigate human rights abuses during 24 years of civil war and unrest. The seven-member commission does not have the power to try cases but will investigate crimes committed between 1979 and 2003, when civil war ended. President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf said Liberia had to face up to its past. During her election campaign last year, she had said she would not push for the war crimes court which some demanded. Full Story

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