The transcripts of the trial of Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia. More…

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"The thousands of people who fled the northern towns of Sawmill and Tubmanburg last week are now starting to return. Sawmill was captured by rebel fighters but government troops retook it soon afterwards. The BBC's Jonathan Paye-Layleh says that aid agencies are unable to reach Tubmanburg because of the lack of security.

He says that the sick are forced to travel to Klay, 20 kilometres away, to seek medical treatment.

Tubmanburg mayor Gbeley Karnley said that civilians and government soldiers had looted goods belonging to the fleeing refugees.

The military authorities in the town have warned that any soldiers found guilty of looting will be punished."

Now, Mr Taylor, as a result of this deteriorating situation, did the Government of Liberia take any steps?

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