According to British police, a man in his 40s has been detained in connection with alleged war crimes perpetrated in Liberia’s civil wars, which started in 1989 and ended in 2007.
A quarter of a million people died as a result of the bloodshed.
He was detained during a raid on a residence in Newcastle on the grounds that he may have broken the International Criminal Court Act.
The arrest follows a recommendation to Britain’s Counter Terrorism Command at the beginning of the year.
After being found guilty of various crimes, including terrorism, rape, and the deployment of child soldiers during the Sierra Leonean civil war that concluded in 2002, the former president of Liberia, Charles Taylor, is currently serving a 50-year term in a British jail.