Thomas Woewiyu

Thomas Woewiyu, co-founder of the National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL) and former NPFL spokesperson , later Charles Taylor’s Minister of Defense, was arrested in the USA in May 2014. He stood trial for alleged war crimes, immigration fraud and perjury and was found guilty. 

Whilst awaiting sentencing he died of the corona virus in April 2020.

Thomas Woewiyu faced trial starting June 11, 2018. He was convicted of 11 out of 16 counts on July 3, 2018. He faces up to 110 years in prison. (source: Civitas Maxima). His sentencing, originally scheduled for October 15, was delayed by more than a month until November 26, US Justice Department officials announced on September 17, 2018.