MONROVIA, LIBERIA-British police say a man in his forties has been arrested over alleged war crimes committed during the Liberian Civil Wars.
The violence left a quarter of a million people dead.
He was arrested during a raid on a home in the city of Newcastle on suspicion of committing offences contrary to the International Criminal Court Act. The arrest of the unknown man followed a referral early last year to Britain’s Counter Terrorism Command.
The former President of Liberia, Charles Taylor, is serving a fifty-year sentence in a British prison, after being convicted of several crimes, including terrorism, rape and the use of child soldiers during the Sierra Leonean civil war that ended in 2002.