Posted by: africanpressorganization | 9 April 2009

Sierra Leone / Three leaders of the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) sentenced

 


 

 

Sierra Leone /
Three leaders of the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) sentenced

 

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, April 9, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Daily press briefing by the offices of the spokesperson for the UN secretary-general and the spokesperson for the general assembly president

 

The Special Court for Sierra Leone sentenced three leaders of the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) today.  Issa Sesay was sentenced to 52 years in prison, Morris Kallon to 40 years and Augustine Gbao to 25 years.

 

Welcoming the sentencing judgements, the Prosecutor of the Special Court, Stephen Rapp, said these sentences recognize the gravity of the terrible atrocities for which these men have been held responsible.

 

The sentences follow the verdicts on last 25 February, in which all three defendants were convicted of war crimes, crimes against humanity and other serious violations of international humanitarian law. 

 

SOURCE : United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General


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