United Liberation Movement for Democracy - Johnson (ULIMO-J) (Liberia)

Country: Liberia
Details of Formation: This group began as a reaction to the civil war, which started in 1989. The group was made up of the Krahn tribe. In 1994 it splintered from the ULIMO faction under Johnson, which was created in 1991 in Sierra Leone, versus ULIMO-K led by Kromah. The group was pro-government whilst their leader was a part of the transitional ruling council, the government of Liberia between September 1995 and 1996.
Details of Termination: This group ceased to be pro-government when their leader was thrown out of the interim government
Purpose: The militia was used to fight rebel groups during the civil war, such as the National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL) or the Lofa Defence Force.
Organisation: The militia was led by Johnson and described as poorly ruled with dissatisfied fighters and internal divisions. There were difficulties controlling it and senior commanders eventually removed Johnson as leader.
Weapons and Training: Members were former soldiers of the Armed Forces of Liberia and therefore trained by the government.
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Reason for Membership: Members were drawn from ethnic Krahn members of ULIMO.
Treatment of Civilians: The PGM was accused of committing human rights violations.
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References: Wikipedia. “United Liberation Movement of Liberia for Democracy” https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=United_Liberation_Movement_of_Liberia_for_Democracy&oldid=706650046