Liberia—Former Rebel Leader Convicted Of War Crimes In Swiss Court

British Broadcasting Corp. | 06/21/2021

A former Liberian rebel commander has become the first person to be convicted for war crimes committed during Liberia's civil war, reports BBC News. On Friday, a court in the Swiss city of Bellinzona found Alieu Kosiah guilty on 21 of 25 charges, including ordering the killing of 13 civilians and two unarmed soldiers; murdering four civilians; raping a civilian; repeated orders to loot; and using a child soldier in armed hostilities. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison, which includes...

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