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Leymah Gbowee

Liberia leader fires security official accused of assault

Liberia's president fired her deputy security chief after social media erupted in outrage over allegations that he and his men beat a woman and stabbed her with a glass bottle.

Darlington George, the deputy director of operations for the presidential security team, has been fired and the justice ministry has been advised to investigate the case for possible prosecution, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's office announced in a statement.

Sirleaf's office "will not condone such acts of sheer indiscipline and total lack of morals on the part of any member of state security institutions," said the statement issued late Monday night.

George told The Associated...