Sunday, July 25, 2004

Libera: US freezes Taylor's assets

On Friday, US President George Bush signed an executive order freezing the assets of former Liberian President Charles Taylor, his family, and his closest associates -- 28 people in all.

The order also prohibits the import of "round logs and timber products" ... because the trade in these products is "linked to the proliferation of and trafficking in illegal arms, which perpetuate the Liberian conflict and fuel and exacerbate other conflicts throughout West Africa."