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One of the four judges, an alternate judge, who convicted former Liberian President Charles Taylor on Thursday opposed the decision of the UN backed Special Court for Sierra Leone in The Hague.
The UN backed Special Court for Sierra Leone in The Hague on Thursday declared former Liberian President Charles Taylor guilty of fuelling the civil war in neighboring Sierra Leone.
The Liberian government is calling on its citizens to remain calm and peaceful, on the eve of the judgment due to be handed down on former President Charles Taylor by the UN backed Special Court for Sierra Leone in The Hague.
Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara has declared that his government would bring to justice perpetrators of the Duekoue massacre and other atrocities during the country’s armed conflict.
In Sierra Leone, many citizens are running after jobs provided by mining companies, while pay and conditions of service provided by these companies are still being contested.
Amnesty International has spoken of “increasing repression" amid last Thursday's military coup in Guinea Bissau.In a statement, Amnesty said “growing restrictions on protesters, the media and freedom of movement are fuelling fear and insecurity in the wake of the military coup in Guinea Bissau.”
With constitutional order now returned to Mali, political stakeholders and Captain Amadou Sanogo and leaders of the defunct junta are due to meet in Ouagadougou over the weekend.
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has now indicated that she will not veto any legislationl legalizing or criminalizing homosexuality in Liberia, after media reports saying she was homophobic.
By Frank Sainworla, Jr/WADR News
A Liberian ex-warlord deported from the US for his role in the his country’s civil war, Dr. George Boley has dismissed allegations that he and his defunct rebel group committed atrocities during the 14 years civil war, which ended in 2003.
“If the perpetrators of the September 28 massacre in Guinea are not persecuted by the Guinean justice system, then the International Criminal Court (ICC) will do it,” Fatou Bensouda, ICC’s Assistant Prosecutor has said.