The state prosecutor has filed charges against a Sierra Leone national who resides in Finland and is suspected of committing war crimes during Liberia's second civil war in 1999-2003.
The suspect, a Tampere resident who has lived in Finland for more than 10 years, was ordered to be held in remand custody by Pirkanmaa District Court on 12 March 2020.
The 51-year-old Sierra Leonean is suspected of having committed murders, aggravated war crimes and aggravated human rights violations against civilians during a state of emergency, according to a National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) press release.
The suspect has denied the charges.
Patrick Sallia reports.