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The putschists use former Pentagon officials to polish their image

Blamed for the massacre of over 100 civilians last September, the junta in Conakry is trying to improve its image via a United States-based public relations company run by two former Department of Defense (DOD) officials. David Crane, who was the first Chief Prosecutor at the Special Court for Sierra Leone before his departure in 2005, has made a surprise return to West Africa as a consultant to Guinea’s embattled military junta, the Conseil National pour la Démocratie et le Développement (CNDD).

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United States, David Crane, Sierra Leone, Alan White, Moussa Dadis Camara, Aboubacar Sidiki Diakité, Toumba, Moussa Tiegboro Camara, Siriman Kouyaté, Liberian, Charles Ghankay Taylor, Brenda Hollis, Nicholas Koumjian, Nigeria, Lansana Conté, Herman Cohen, Jim Woods, Conseil National pour la Démocratie et le Développement, Africa Confidential, Radio France Internationale, Impunity Watch

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