Truth-seeking: On St. Paul's historic Liberia hearings

This excellent piece by Anna Pratt is one of the more difficult I've had to edit, because the topic -- atrocities committed during Liberia's 14-year civil war (ended in 2003) -- is so incomprehensibly horrific, but also because, in one case, fact-checking meant talking over the back fence to my next-door neighbor about the struggles and sadness her family has faced. It's an important story -- about the historic truth-and-reconciliation hearings held in St. Paul last week -- but unfortunately it's the kind of thing that likely won't get much play in the blogs. So, here, meet my neighbor, Vereata, and hear some stories that are probably all too common among the 30,000 or so Liberian immigrants now living in Minnesota.

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