Sierra Leone Begins Indictments of War Crimes
On 10 March 2003 the Special Court for Sierra Leone announced
its first indictments of seven people by the Special Court for war crimes,
crimes against humanity and other serious violations of international
humanitarian law falling within the jurisdiction of the Special Court.
They are Foday Sankoh, former leader of the armed opposition Revolutionary
United Front (RUF); Issa Hassan Sesay, a former leading RUF member;
Alex Tamba Brima, a former member of the Armed Forces Revolutionary
Council (AFRC) which allied itself to the RUF following a military coup
in May 1997; Morris Kallon, a former leading RUF member; Johnny Paul
Koroma, former leader of the AFRC, elected to parliament in May 2002;
Sam Bockarie ("Mosquito"), a leading RUF member; Samuel Hinga
Norman, Minister of Internal Affairs, former National Coordinator of
the Civil Defence Forces (CDF).
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