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Monrovia Breaches UN Sanctions - Whilst Its Logging Industry Funds Arms Imports And RUF Rebels

Author: Global Witness, Published on: 6 September 2001

According to a report released today, the Government of Liberia continues to import armaments and to support the rebels of the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), responsible for gross human rights abuses in Sierra Leone. This support is made possible by profits of over US$100 million per year generated by Liberia's timber industry, which is integrally linked to illegal arms importation...In 2000 France and China imported 71% of Liberian log exports. The UK, Italy, Denmark and Germany also purchase significant quantities of Liberian logs.

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