Deutsche Welle – Peterson Sonyah was only 16 years old when he sought refuge in St Peter’s Lutheran church on the outskirts of the Liberian capital, Monrovia. It was 1990, and Liberia’s first civil war had already been raging for a year. As rebels laid siege to Monrovia, an estimated 2,000 people crammed in the church, hoping to avoid the violence.

Troops loyal to then president Samuel K. Doe broke into the church killing, raping, setting fires, and sparing only the lives of those able to bribe them. 600 people died…

More at Deutsche Welle

 





Comments are closed.

 

 


hey