Kunti K

07.09.2018
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Facts

Kuti K. was born in 1974. He is a Liberian national, naturalized Dutch. He was allegedly a former commander in the United Liberation Movement of Liberia for Democracy (ULIMO) fighting during the First Liberian civil war (1989-1996).

The ULIMO was fighting Charles Taylor’s National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL) until 1996.

 

Procédure légale

On 23 July 2018, the Swiss NGO Civitas Maxima launched a complaint in the name of Liberian victims before the Office of the prosecutor in Paris.

On 4 September 2018, he was arrested by the OCLCH agency, the French police unit specialised in investigating war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide and torture. Kunti K. was remanded in custody.

He is suspected of torture, murder, slavery, using child soldiers and cannibalism committed between 1993 and 1997, in Liberia during the civil war.

Fact Sheet
Name: Kunti K
Nationality: Liberian, nationalized Dutch
Context: Liberia
Charges: crimes against humanity, torture, cannibalism, using child soldiers, murders and slavery
Status: Indicted, remanded in custody
Judgement Place: France
Particulars: On 28 July 2018, the Swiss NGO Civitas Maxima launched a criminal complaint to the French authorities against Kunti K. He was arrested and indicted on 4 September 2018.