Prisoner Release: Accra Peace Agreement

ARTICLE IX: RELEASE OF PRISONERS AND ABDUCTEES

All political prisoners and prisoners of war, including non-combatants and abductees shall be released immediately and unconditionally by the Parties.

ARTICLE X: ASSISTANCE TO THE INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS AND RELEVANT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL AGENCIES

All parties shall provide the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and other relevant national and international agencies with information regarding their prisoners of war, abductees or persons detained because of the war, to enable the ICRC and other relevant national and international agencies visit them and verify any details regarding their condition and status before their release.

ARTICLE XI

The Parties call on the ICRC and such other relevant national and international agencies to give all the necessary assistance to the released persons, including re-location to any part of Liberia.

Implementation History

2003

Full Implementation

The Movement for Democracy in Liberia (MODEL), the rebel group which controlled southeastern Liberia, released 28 war detainees to the ICRC on October 29, 2003.1 The MODEL was the first of three groups to release detainees since the peace agreement.

No further information is available, however the US State Department, in its Human Rights report, suggested that there were not any prisoners of war and detainees in Liberia.2

2004

Full Implementation

Detainees and war prisoners were released in 2003.

2005

Full Implementation

No further developments occurred this year.

2006

Full Implementation

No further developments occurred this year.

2007

Full Implementation

No further developments occurred this year.

2008

Full Implementation

No further developments occurred this year.

2009

Full Implementation

No further developments occurred this year.

2010

Full Implementation

No further developments occurred this year.

2011

Full Implementation

No further developments occurred this year.

2012

Full Implementation

No further developments occurred this year.