Sports editor assaulted

MARCH 10, 2006
Posted March 21, 2006

Peter Nimely Toby, The Analyst


Armed and masked men assaulted and threatened Toby, sports editor for the independent newspaper The Analyst in the capital, Monrovia, the newspaper reported. The men jumped out of a black jeep, beat Toby with guns, and threatened him with death.

The assailants accused Toby of “taking sides” in two elections involving Liberian soccer associations, The Analyst wrote. Toby received medical treatment following the attack, which he reported to the United Nations mission in Liberia.