On Thursday, August 27, 2020 the British Police detained Jankuba Fofana, a former fighter and a frontline commander for the Liberia United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD). The 45-year-old Fofana was arrested in southeast London on suspicion of war crimes committed in Liberia during this country’s civil war, between 1989 and 2003. Later he was set free pending investigation.
Man arrested in London on suspicion of Liberia civil war crimes released under investigation
Officers questioned the suspect, a 45-year-old- Liberian man, Jankuba Fofana, at a central London police station before releasing him on Friday.
Jankuba Fofana, a former LURD commander, was arrested on suspicion of offences contrary to section 51 of the International Criminal Court Act 2001.
Source: Evening Standard (UK)
August 29, 2020
Top LURD Rebel Frontline Commander Arrested In London For War Crimes
“Fofana was a major player in the civil war and was at the center of ceasefire talks between Taylor’s forces and LURD at the height of the civil war.”
Source: FrontPage Africa (Liberia)
August 28, 2020