Weah refutes attempt to bring back Taylor (VOA)

Weah refutes attempt to bring back Taylor (VOA)

The drama of Liberia’s presidential election continues after the Supreme Court’s recent indefinite postponement of the presidential runoff election, just hours before the polls were scheduled to open.

In the latest development, candidate George Weah denied Monday that he is seeking the return to Liberia of former president and convicted war criminal Charles Taylor.

Weah disclosed that reports about him facilitating Taylor’s return are “propaganda” and “fallacy.”

Alan White, the former chief of investigations for the United Nations Special Court for Sierra Leone, recently told VOA that Weah, if elected, wanted to bring Taylor back to Liberia.

“It is incredulous,” White said that anyone would attempt “to bring back a convicted war criminal that would be a threat not only to Liberia, but also to the entire region.” Read more

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