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New regime in Liberia begins treason trials

One member of the late President William Tolbert's Cabinet was brought before an Army tribunal Thursday, signaling the start of treason trials promised by Liberia's new military rulers. joseph Chesson, the former justice minister, was the first of 91 officials arrested in last weekend's coup to appear for questioning on charges of corruption and treason, for which he faces execution. Mr. Chesson denied the charges.