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Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders Annual Report 2003 - Liberia

Publisher International Federation for Human Rights
Publication Date 14 April 2004
Cite as International Federation for Human Rights, Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders Annual Report 2003 - Liberia, 14 April 2004, available at: [accessed 29 May 2016]
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Detention of Mr. Aloysius Toe51

Mr. Aloysius Toe, director of the Movement for the Defence of Human Rights (MODHAR), was arrested on charges of "treason" on 4th November 2002. He was suspected of collaborating with the Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD), a group of armed rebels. He was held in the central prison in Monrovia and finally escaped in August 2003 during the fighting. He now lives in exile.

Pillage of Liberia Watch for Human Rights52

In June 2003 Mr. Thompson Ade-Bayor, director of Liberia Watch for Human Rights (LWHR), had to flee abroad for several months because he was informed that pro-governmental militia intended to assassinate him because of his activities.

While he was abroad, he was told that the LWHR offices had been completely ransacked during the fighting between LURD and governmental forces and that his son had been kidnapped during these events. The son reappeared several months later. Mr. Ade-Bayor was able to return to Liberia in November 2003.

[Refworld note: This report as posted on the FIDH website ( was in pdf format with country chapters run together by region. Footnote numbers have been retained here, so do not necessarily begin at 1.]

51. See Annual Report 2002.

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