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Youth League (Lesotho)

Name assigned by coder: no
PGM ID Number: 31
Country: Lesotho
Date formed: Jan. 1, 1984
Details of Formation: created by the ruling Basutho National Party of Prime Minister Leabua Jonathan
Date dissolved: Jan. 20, 1986
Details of Termination: Terminated with military coup that ended two decades of increasingly autocratic rule by this tiny nation's Prime Minister, Chief Leabua Jonathan, to whom this group was loyal to.
Successor group(s): none
Private Military Company? no
Government Relation: type1
Government Link(s): person/minister; political party
Training and Equipment no information
Shared Information and Joint Operations no information
Shared personnel no information
Types of Material Support: no information
State Sponsor(s): Korea North
Other Connection(s):
Membership: adolescents
Location: Maseru, Lithabaneng suburb (3miles south of Maseru)
Force Strength: [unknown, unknown]
Target(s): unarmed political opposition, government critics; regular military force
Purpose(s): protect state, national or religious leader(s)
Other Information: Trained by North Korea