Former warlord and head of the Liberian Peace council George Boley who has been accused of human rights violations in Liberia — allegations he has denied for years — has been detained by U.S immigration officials who accuse him of “extrajudicial killings, and other gross human rights violations during the Liberian civil war.
Immigration and border officials detained George Boley on Jan. 15 on allegations that he is in the country unlawfully and that he committed killings in another country, according to Pat Riley, a spokeswoman for the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Boley has long contended that federal authorities have relentlessly pursued him because of baseless allegations that he committed war crimes in Liberia.
Last year the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Liberia, tasked with detailing possible human rights violations committed during the civil war, named Boley as one of eight people who should be prosecuted for their actions. He is scheduled to have a hearing later this month before an immigration judge to determine whether he should be deported to his home country.
I for my part cannot wait for the day Mr Boley, Alhaji Kromah, Sekou Conteh, and Prince Johnson all join former Liberian President Charles Taylor in the Hague to face war crimes charges, Most of us Liberians who saw these men and their barbarian armies at work during the war will never forget what these people did to our country, I hope they all burn and rot in hell where they all belong.
GOD, Country, Family, service before self.............
Liberia in Pictures
Liberia In the 60s
The Lone Star forever
The national song
When freedom raised her glowing form on Montserrado's verdant height, She set within the doom of night, 'midst low ring stars and thunderstorms the star of liberty - and seizing from the waking morn, its burnished shield of golden flame she lifted in her proud name and raise a people long forlorn to noble destiny The Lone Star forever! The Lone Star forever! O long may it float over land and over sea. Desert it, no never! Uphold it, forever! O shout for the Lone Star banner, All hail.
signs of progress
The new army
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia.
originally from Paynesville city, the republic of Liberia,a small country on the west coast of
Africa,I now live in Minneapolis, Minnesota the United states of America.
Ever Mindful of the many negative information about my country due largely in part to the almost two decades of civil war, i have created this blog as a means to share with all well meaning people and friends of Liberia, the many positive aspect of my country.
GOD, Country and family first,is my motto, every other thing is secondary.