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War Crimes Tribunal Established In Sierra Leone

The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously yesterday to establish a war crimes tribunal for Sierra Leone. The tribunal, the third of its kind to be created in the past decade, will serve as a forum for trying “crimes against humanity, war crimes and other serious violations of international humanitarian law.” The tribunal will hopefully bring to justice rebel leader Foday Sankoh and members of the Revolutionary United Front who are charged with the torture of civilians and hostage of 500 UN peacekeepers in May.

Sources:

The New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com) 15 August 2000

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