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Vol 44 No 16

Published 8th August 2003


Liberia

See you in court?

The death in custody of Revolutionary United Front leader Foday Sankoh on 29 July is the latest blow to the United Nations-backed Special Court's efforts to bring those most responsible for the Sierra Leone conflict to justice. The court arrested him on 10 March and also indicted former RUF commander Sam Bockarie and Johnny Paul Koroma, who led the 1997 coup that brought the Armed Forces Ruling Council (AFRC) to power. The Liberian government announced Bockarie's death on 5 May, while Koroma was reported to have been killed in Liberia in June.

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