The trial of a former Liberian rebel commander charged with committing crimes against humanity opened in Paris, France on Monday, October 10 and is scheduled to last three weeks.
Kunti Kamara popularly known as Kunti K is charged with crimes such as murder, kidnappings, torture, sexual assault and the conscription of child soldiers among others during the country’s civil war.
Although six witnesses have appeared before the court since the trial began, the president of the criminal tribunal explained that the over three dozen Liberians expected in France for the legal procedure could be a challenge due to bureaucratic factors.
In the meantime, the accused has admitted to forging his travel documents to travel back to Liberia before he was arrested by the French police in 2018.
A Liberian journalist, Anthony Stevens is in France for the hearing and joins WADR with more details.