By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Authorities in Liberia charged a former House speaker and an ex-military commander with treason for their alleged involvement in a suspected coup plot, officials said.
House Speaker George Kaukau and ex-military commander Charles Julu were among five people arrested in the plot, Gabriel Williams, a deputy minister of information, said late Friday.
Under Liberian law, treason carries the death penalty or life imprisonment.
Williams said one of the accused, retired Col. Andrew Dorbor, told a state investigation panel Friday he had been asked in January by Julu to travel to neighboring Ivory Coast to arrange an arms shipment with an Ivorian border commander.
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