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A grand jury in Liberia indicted Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, a Harvard-trained opposition figure, on treason charges for her alleged involvement in an attempt to overthrow President Samuel K. Doe last November. She could face the death penalty. Three other prominent Liberians are currently on trial on similar charges stemming from the attempted coup, which followed elections that the opposition said were blatantly rigged to allow Doe to attain the presidency.


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