/ February 26, 2009

Special Court in Sierra Leone Finds Leaders Guilty of War Crimes

After a five year trial, Issa Hassan Sesay, Morris Kallon, and Augustine Gbao of the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) have been found guilty of war crimes.  The crimes included forcibly recruiting child soldiers, rape, and using amputation to keep control of diamond fields during the internal struggle.  The three are said to be the most senior of the surviving RUF commanders.

The court is also investigating past Liberian president Charles Taylor who allegedly trained and supported the rebels.

Click here to read Time’s interview with Stephen Rapp – Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone.

Source: Press TV

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