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Life sentences upheld for 9 Liberian mercenaries

File: Liberia's Supreme Court found that the men, originally convicted in June 2014, were responsible for a string of cross-border attacks including a 2012 assault that left seven UN peacekeepers from Niger dead. Photo: ZOOM DOSSO / AFP
MONROVIA - Nine Liberian mercenaries accused of mounting deadly attacks near Ivory Coast's western border with Liberia had their life sentences upheld on Friday, while four more were acquitted and released.
Liberia's Supreme Court found that the men, originally convicted in June 2014, were responsible for a string of cross-border attacks including a 2012 assault that left seven UN peacekeepers from Niger dead.
Several thousand Liberian mercenaries fought in the violence that rocked Ivory Coast in the aftermath of a disputed November 2010 election, most of them recruited by ex-president Laurent Gbagbo as he fought to cling to power after losing the poll.
The stand-off sparked four months of fighting that claimed more than 3,000 lives.

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