Liberia: Information on a publicized government list of defectors
|Publisher||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 August 1990|
|Citation / Document Symbol||LBR6675|
|Cite as||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Liberia: Information on a publicized government list of defectors, 1 August 1990, LBR6675, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6acecc.html [accessed 1 February 2015]|
Information regarding a publicized government list of defectors is currently unavailable at the IRBDC. However, there are reports of a number of government officials who have abandoned their posts as a result of rebel troop advances (West Africa, 2-8 July 1990). Corroborating information is found in the BBC report where the names of three warrant officers alleged to have fled the fighting were published in a liberian newspaper (BBC Summary of World Broadcasts report of 21 April 1990 and The New York Times, 5 July 1990).
For further information, please consult the attached excerpts from the following documents:
-"Liberian Troops Desert to Guinea", BBC Summary of World Broadcasts, 21 April 1990.
-"Liberian Officer is said to Desert", The New York Times, 5 July 1990.
-"Liberia Proposes Mutual Troop Withdrawal", The United Press International, 14 June 1990.