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07-Feb-2012  
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George Boley (r) signed a deal, along with Charles Taylor (l) to end the civil war in 1995
 
 
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Former Liberian rebel leader George Boley is to be deported from the US over his role in the West African country's civil war in the 1990s.

A judge said evidence that the ex-Liberian Peace Council leader had been involved in killings and recruited children was grounds for his removal.

Mr Boley, who has been in custody for two years, denies the accusations.

Around a quarter of a million people died during Liberia's 1989-2003 conflict.

Immigration officials said it was the first time the use of child soldiers had been used as a grounds for removal from the US.

The case was brought by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities, which said there was evidence from Liberia's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) that the LPC burned captives and killed villagers in 1994 and 1995.

Mr Boley's son, George Boley Jr, told the Associated Press news agency that the judge had ignored important evidence presented on his father's behalf and said none of the specific allegations brought against him were corroborated by credible evidence.
 
 
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