Former NPFL rebel commander deported from USA
On Tuesday, agents of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Removal agency (ICE) escorted Alexander Mentol Zinnah on a U.S. Government plane to Liberia and turned him over the immigration authorities in the West African country.
April 30, 2020
Ex-Taylor-Era Security force Commander Alexander Mentol Zinnah among 9 deported to Liberia
MINNEAPOLIS — Alexander Mentol Zinnah, a member of the Liberian security forces under the regime of President Charles Taylor was removed by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).
Zinnah, 56, arrived in Liberia escorted by ERO officers on board an ICE charter removal flight and was turned over to Liberian law enforcement authorities.
In 2017, ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) St. Paul arrested Zinnah for immigration violations and violating the terms of his parole into the U.S.
HSI St. Paul’s investigation revealed Zinnah was a member of Charles Taylor’s NPFL, that engaged in a wide range of human rights abuses including massacres, torture, and kidnapping. Zinnah was also a member of the Liberian National Police and served as a commander in Grand Gedeh County, Liberia, during the time that Charles Taylor was President of Liberia.
April 29, 2020