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Vol 47 No 8

Published 14th April 2006

Sierra Leone

The accused

The main point of the United Nations-backed Special Court was to try 'those with the greatest responsibility' for the ten-year war that left 50,000 people dead and half a million displaced. There are to be separate trials for the three parties to the conflict: three defendants from the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), three from the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC), three from the Civilian Defence Forces.

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