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48 weeks aid to Liberia Ally in Africa American Americo-Liberian announced arrest attempted coup Baccus Matthews banned Bantu began charges civilian rule country's coup attempt Crocker current regime Decree 88A detainees Doe government events of last Footprints FREE EXPRESSION FUND FOR FREE government troops grand jury harassment human rights intimidated Jackson Doe journalists jurors Justice Minister lawyer LPP's March military aid million Momolu Sirleaf months national reconciliation NDPL Nonetheless November 12 October officials opposition figures paper Peace Corps percent political activity political parties political prisoners president press union printers quiet diplomacy Quiwonkpa radio stations Reagan Administration rebels refused to indict release remained reportedly reports return to constitutional rights in Liberia Samuel Doe Senate Sierra Leone Subcommittee on Africa thousands of Liberians thrown into prison trial U.S. aid U.S. ambassador U.S. Embassy United People's Party University of Liberia vote William Swing William Tolbert
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 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.