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Latest update : 2011-06-14

Liberian authorities say they have been holding for weeks a notorious mercenary known as Bob Marley, who was cited in a UN report on crimes committed in neighbouring Ivory Coast. Marley was hired by former Ivorian strongman Laurent Gbagbo (pictured).

AP - Liberian authorities say police have been holding for weeks a notorious mercenary known as Bob Marley who is wanted for leading massacres in neighboring Ivory Coast.

National police spokesman George Bardu said Tuesday the rebel general and about 10 of his fighters were arrested in late May in Grand Gedeh County, the southeastern portion of Liberia which has a porous border with Ivory Coast.

Marley was hired by former Ivorian ruler Laurent Gbagbo to help him secure his slipping grip on power. The self-proclaimed general and his fighters operated out of Blolequin, a town in western Ivory Coast, where he was implicated in the killing of at least 50 civilians in March who were trapped inside a government building.

Marley is cited in both the United Nations Commission of Inquiry report, and in an investigation by Human Rights Watch.
 

Date created : 2011-06-14

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