Liberian denies US claims of civil war killings

Liberian denies US claims of civil war killings

Published February 25, 2010

BUFFALO, N.Y. – A significant figure in Liberia's civil war now living in upstate New York has denied charges that he is responsible for killings overseas and is in the United States without valid documents.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities are moving to return George Boley Sr. to Liberia based on allegations that he was the leader of a warring faction that committed grisly human rights abuses during the West African country's more than decade-long civil war.

Boley, the 60-year-old former leader of the Liberian Peace Council, appeared briefly Wednesday before an immigration judge at the federal detention facility where he has been held since his Jan. 15 arrest. The proceedings are to continue March 16.

Written by Associated Press

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