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Commany Wesseh, Adolphus Dolo, Monie Captan & Others To Testify Next Week

Liberia's ambassador designate to the United Nations, Commany Wesseh, Nimba County junior senator Adolphus Dolo and former foreign minister Monie R. Captan are among several prominent Liberians that will this week testify before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Liberia (TRC).

Mr. Wesseh, now deputy minister for economic cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be the first to testify Monday before commissioners of the TRC to be followed Tuesday by Dr. Marcus Dahn, deputy minister for Administration, Ministry of Post and Telecommunication.

On Wednesday, September 10, Senator Dolo will take the witness stand to be followed on Thursday, September 11 by prominent businessman James Davies on.

Former foreign minister Monie R. Captan will appear before the commission on Friday, September 12.

Their appearance will resume the "Contemporary History of the Conflict (1979-2003)" Institutional and Thematic Inquiry Public Hearing of the TRC at the historic Centennial Memorial Pavilion in Monrovia. The hearing recessed last week for the holding of the Thematic Hearing on "Historical Review."

Under the theme: "Understanding the Conflict Through its Principal Events and Actors," the ongoing hearings are addressing the root causes of the conflict, including its military and political dimensions.

The hearings are focused on events between 1979 and 2003 and the national and external actors that helped to shape those events.

The TRC was agreed upon in the August 2003 peace agreement and created by the TRC Act of 2005.

The TRC was established to "promote national peace, security, unity and reconciliation," and at the same time make it possible to hold perpetrators accountable for gross human rights violations and violations of international humanitarian law that occurred in Liberia between January 1979 and October 2003.

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