Moses Thomas

Moses Thomas
Arrested in the US (2018). Before his trial started Thomas fled the United States (in 2020) and returned to Liberia, where he is a free man since the Liberian authorities fail to take action in the long dragging battle for the establishment of a War Crimes Court.

AFL colonel Moses Thomas was commander of the Special Terrorist Unit, and is being held responsable for the massacre in the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Sinkor, Monrovia, the single-worst atrocity in the Liberian Civil War, with about 600 people — predominantly Gios and Manos— savagely murdered on July 29, 1990.

In May 2021, a Liberian organisation, the Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA) requested on behalf of four victims the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to find Moses Thomas “liable for extrajudicial killings, attempted extrajudicial killings, torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, war crimes and crimes against humanity.”

In September 2021, Moses Thomas was found “liable” in the U.S. for war atrocities.

Former Liberian Army Commander Moses Thomas Found “Liable” in the U.S. for War Atrocities
Source: African Star
September 17, 2021

Liberia: Lutheran Massacre Victims ask US Judge to find Ex-AFL Colonel Liable for the Slaughter
Source: FrontPageAfrica, Liberia
March 17, 2021