Liberia Orders Investigation into Alleged Forced Repatriation

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has ordered an investigation into reports of alleged arrests and forceful repatriation of Ivorian refugees suspected of attempts to destabilize both countries.  

A report last week by the Associated Press quoted UN refugee agency representative Khassim Diagne as saying that 14 registered Ivorian refugees were among a group of 23 suspects arrested in southeastern Liberia and shipped across the Cavalla River into Ivory Coast.