Liberia: U.S. Court Finds Ex-AFL Commander Guilty for Lutheran Church Massacre

Moses Thomas, a former general with the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) is guilty of the killing of an estimated 600 civilians in the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Massacre more than three decades ago, a court in Philadelphia, United States of America has ruled. The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania found Thomas–who headed the Special Anti-Terrorist Unit (SATU)–ordered and directed the killing of people predominantly of the Gio and Mano tribes on July 29, 1990. It said he is liable for war crimes, crimes against humanity under the US Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA) and the Alien Tort Act (ATC). readmore

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