Liberian war crimes suspect re-arrested in France

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A Liberian war crimes suspect was arrested again in France on Friday for violating the conditions placed on him after he was released from pre-trial detention.

Kunti K., also a naturalized Dutch citizen, was arrested first in September 2018 and placed under pre-trial detention but was released one year later in September last year due to a procedural error.

Initially arrested  while trying to flee France, Kunti K. is suspected of crimes against humanity and torture when he served as a commander of the Liberian rebel group, ULIMO in the 1990s.

Civitas Maxima, a Geneva-based organization, represents several victims who have become civil parties in the proceedings against Kunti K., and is itself a civil party in the case in France.
When Kunti K.’s release was ordered in September 2019, Civitas Maxima and its sister organisation in Liberia, the Global Justice and Research Project, expressed concerns that Kunti K. could evade justice by leaving French territory.