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Reference : V-P-LR-E-00555
Date : 13/03/2012
Country/Region : LIBERIA
Caption : Bong county, Wainsue internment camp. ICRC trucks with 69 released internees on board leave the interment camp for a refugee camp near the border with Côte d'Ivoire.
Photographer : YAZDI, Pedram
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, Photo gallery, 24-04-2012

Liberia: from internment to release

On 13 March 2012, the Liberian authorities released 69 Côte d’Ivoire nationals from an internment camp in Liberia and the ICRC transported them to a refugee camp near the Ivorian border. After the post-electoral violence in Côte d'Ivoire, thousands of Ivorians took refuge in Liberia. Some of them were detained by the Liberian authorities under a special regime: internment. An ICRC delegate, an internee and the manager of the camp tell their stories.

Internment, or administrative detention, is an exceptional measure that allows national authorities to deprive people of their freedom who have not committed any crime, but are nevertheless seen as posing a threat to state security or public order.

Some of the former internees will be reunited with their families at the refugee camp. International organizations will help the others to rejoin their families in Côte d'Ivoire.
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Orientation : landscape
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