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06MASERU156
2006-03-28 09:02:00
UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
Embassy Maseru
Cable title:  

FORMER LIBERIAN PRESIDENT CHARLES TAYLOR

Tags:  PREL PGOV UNSC KAWC LI LT 
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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PGOV UNSC KAWC LI LT
SUBJECT: FORMER LIBERIAN PRESIDENT CHARLES TAYLOR

REF: STATE 47877



1. (SBU) Ambassador delivered reftel points on former Liberian
President Charles Taylor March 28 to Acting Foreign Minister
Mrs. Mpeo Mahase (Employment/Labor Minister). We emphasized the
United States' and international community's desire for Charles
Taylor to face the Special Court on Sierra Leone and to be
returned by Nigeria to Liberia as requested by President Ellen
Johnson Sirleaf to face charges of crimes against humanity. We
urged the Minister to release a public statement by the GOL
making clear the country would not provide a haven for Taylor
who presents a serious flight risk.



3. (SBU) Minister Mahase responded positively stating that she
would turn her attention to this matter following today's
parliamentary forum session. Mrs. Mahase said Africa must be
forthcoming in standing up for human rights for the sake of the
continent and not just talk about doing so. The Minister will
consider a statement for broadcast media as well as print. Post
will report further.

PERRY