Best Friends: Violations of Human Rights in Liberia, America's Closest Ally in Africa

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Human Rights Watch, 1986 - Political Science - 54 pages

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Page 50 - There is now the beginning, however imperfect, of a democratic experience that Liberia and its friends can use as a benchmark for future elections -- one on which they want to build."1 Mr.
Page 50 - Why should the US contribute $90 million a year to what is clearly an unpopular and unstable regime?
Page 13 - there are persistent reports that the government's figures on casualties are misleading and inaccurate. There is truth to these reports, because, for example, three of my children, all brutally beaten by the soldiers and stripped naked, are not counted in the government's report.
Page 50 - Liberian election fraudulent and calling on the administration to suspend military aid to Liberia until all political prisoners were released and new elections held.
Page 46 - In March 1985, the House Subcommittee on Africa heard testimony about the invasion of the university and other violent incidents.
Page 46 - The government denounced this "foreign interference" in Liberia's internal affairs, and Doe's foreign minister announced he would travel to Libya to discuss the possibility of closer relations.
Page 50 - ... Election day was a remarkable achievement," he concluded, adding that for the United States "to walk away [from Liberia] would be irresponsible and clearly viewed as such elsewhere in Africa, where we are seen as having a unique responsibility for assisting Liberia.

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