6 July 2009

Liberia: TRC's 'Most Notorious'

The Truth and Reconciliation (TRC) is still putting its final touches to its controversial report, but it has released a list of 98 individuals described as "most notorious perpetrators" of war crimes, with former President Charles Taylor conspicuously absent in this category. Heading the list of "most notorious" is the erstwhile Field Marshall of the Independent National Patriotic Front of Liberia (INPFL), Gen. Prince Johnson, now Senator for Nimba County.

Reactions on the TRC report from some of the politicians on the list are still being considered, but former Senate President Isaac Nyenabo, banned from holding public office for his alleged role in the war, contacted, said he couldn't respond to "perceptions." He has however scheduled an official response for today.

Earlier, Mr. Saahr Gbollie, on the list of the "most notorious", vowed resistance, the same position that former Field Marshall Johnson has adopted.

A source close to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says the President has not received the report, therefore ruling out comments.

The report, in its current form, indicted all warring factions for committing various crimes, along with key individuals in political circles and institutions for committing economic crimes.

The report traced the history of Liberia, with conclusions that inequalities were prevalent. This paper will periodically highlight key section of a rather voluminous report.

The report: "The relationship between IGNU and NPRAG was, as to be expected, tense. Liberia was effectively divided into greater Monrovia and Greater Liberia of Charles Taylor's NPRAG. This divide was re-enforced by the introduction of new bank notes (liberty) by IGNU to counter spiraling inflation resulting from the former bank notes (JJ) being looted from commercial banks and containers which were in the hands of warlords including, Prince Johnson who was bitter and angered when possession of large amounts of the JJ bank notes could not be justified for which exchange was often denied. Although Taylor countered this by forbidden anyone in greater Liberia to use the new currency, it was soon clear that this move was hopeless as the new currency indeed triumphed in parallel and black markets."


1 Prince Y. Johnson - Killing, extortion, massacre, destruction of property, force recruitment, assault, abduction, torture & force labor, rape

2 Moses Z. Blah - Torture, Abduction, Assault & Looting

3 William Sumo - Torture, Abduction, Assault & Looting

4 Mehnsayon Sayon - Torture, Abduction, Assault, Looting,force detention, force recruitment

5 John Gbeto - Torture, Abduction, Assault & Looting

6 Paulson Garteh alias Gen. Satan - Massacre, Torture & Extortion

7 Augustine Zor - Massacre, Arson & Torture

8 Joseph Kpeyon - Massacre

9 Mateus Paily - Massacre

10 Gen. Lawrence Guanuu - Force Labor & Massacre

11 Supt. Jonathan Banney - Torture

12 Albert Sumeh - Murder & Rape

13 Gen. Sampson - Murder

14 Christopher Vambo alias Gen. Mosquito - Murder & Torture

15 Col. Joloka - Rape, Torture & Murder

16 Prince Nagbe - Rape, Torture & Murder

17 Pat Ran Kennedy - Murder, Looting & Force Labor

18 Klehgbayee - Murder, Looting & Force Labor

19 Abel S. Gbalah - Torture, Rape & Murder

20 Gen. Nally - Rape, Force Labor & Murder

21 Macdonald Tarpeh - Rape, Mutilation & Murder

22 Anthony Ponnie - Rape, Mutilation & Murder

23 Alfred Payne - Rape, Mutilation & Murder

24 Gen. Greene - Conscription, Rape & Murder

25 Saywalaka - Conscription, Rape & Murder

26 Chris Davis - Murder, Conscriptoin, Torture & Rape

27 Col. Boy Tarley - Murder, Force Labor, Mutilation

28 John Guain alias Gen. Norriega - Massacre

29 Michael Davies alias Sundaygar Dear-boy - Looting, Torture, killing & Gang Rape

30 Peter Giah children father - Killing

31 Coco Dennis, Gen. Gonda, (NPFL) - Massacre, Killing, Force Labor, Canibalism

32 Carsacar Group (NPFL) Joseph (model) - Massacre, Forced Labor

33 (LPC) Blood Sucker war boss - Rape, Killing, Torture & Canibalism

34 Nuku Johnson - Gen. Nathan (LPC) - Massacre, Torture, Rape

35 (NPFL) Red Devil - Massacre

36 (LPC) Mohammeh Bah (Superman) - Killing, Rape

37 (LPC) Superman - Massacre

38 J.Y. NPFL (delta force) - Rape, Torture & Extortion

39 Chinese Jabber Philip Kamiongar (NPFL) - Killing, Rape, Torture, Forced Labor

40 LPC Debbah - Killing, Torture, Destruction

41 (NPFL Marine), Fasue, Gonkarnue - Torture, Detention

42 NPFL-Markdamie, Black Diamond - Massacre, Cannabalism

43 Gen. Freeman (NPFL) - Massacre

44 Sundaygar, young killer, skinny - Torture, Massacre

45 NPFL - Matthew gio - Killing, Massacre

46 (NPFL Gen. Gondah (Reginald Ballout) - Torture, Forced Labor, cannibalism or eating victim's human flesh

47 Citizens of Duo (single barrel) unit NPFL - Massacre

48 (NPFL) Mekarnu Goweh, Saye Boayou - Extortion, Torture

49 (LPC) George pee Solo Garsanoo - Killing, Destruction and Torture

50 Saah R. Gborllie - Murder, dismemberment of pregnant women

51 Richard Flomo - Torture and Killing

52 Jerry Risks - Massacre

53 John Garan (Junior Garan) - Torture, Killings & Massacre

54 Gen. Steven Wontoe - Torture, extortion & Killings

55 Gen. Joe Tuah - Torture, summary executions, conscription, forced labor and ritualistic killings

56 David Daniel - Torture, rape, summary executions, conscription, forced labor and ritualistic killings

57 Martina Johnson - Killings

58 Junior Mitchell - Torture, sexual slavery, forced labor & killings

59 Gen. Fasue - Rape, Massacre, looting & Summary killings

60 George Dweh - Murder, killing & torture

61 Gen. Charles Julu - Murder, killing, destruction of property & torture

62 Augustine Nagbe alian Gen. Power - Torture, looting & destruction of property

63 Marcus High Gray - Torture, killing & looting

64 J. Appollo Swen - Killing & extortion

65 Sando Johnson - Killing & force recruitment

66 Joseph Marzah alian Zigzag Marzarh - Murder

67 Kai Farley - Massacre & killing

68 Varmuyah - Rape, torture & force labor

69 Amos Barclay - Rape, torture & force labor

70 Larry Murphy - Killing & torture

71 Mike Tyson - Massacre, torture & arson

72 Gen. Ofori Diah, alias Iron Jacket - Force labor

73 George Warpo - Massacre, Arson & Torture

74 Co. Zero-Zero - Massacre, Arson & Torture

75 Peter Dahn - Massacre, Arson & Torture

76 Co. Kortor - Massacre, Arson & Torture

77 Tommy B. Wongba - Massacre, Arson & Torture

78 Peter Pewee, alias Gen. Katali - Killing & torture

79 Gen. Ericson Bardio - Rape, sexual slavery & force labor

80 Benjamin Yeaten - Murder, torture & abduction

81 Roland Duo - Murder, torture & abduction

82 Felix Washington - Murder

83 Senegalese - Murder, torture & force displacement

84 Moses Tarley alias Co. Crab - Torture & murder

85 Co David Torture & extortion

86 Siafa Norman - Abduction & arson

87 Sakou Donzo - Arson

88 Adolphus Dolo - Murder

89 Melvin Sogbandi - Killing, torture, massacre & looting

90 Mango Menlor - Murder, abduction & rape

91 Mark Guahn - Killing, genocide & murder

92 Moses Thomas- former - Torture, Murder

93 Maj. Jerry Gban - Torture, Murder, Looting

94 Waheeb Saab - Torture, Murder

95 Maj. Harry Johnson - Torture, Murder

96 Zico Nah Darliah - Murder, torture & force displacement, Rape, Genocide, Massacre

97 Lieutenant Andrew Gaye - Torture, Murder

98 Arthur Nyenabo - Torture, Murder

To be cont'd

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