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Gibril Massaquoi

19.03.2021 - (Last modified: 29.03.2022)
Facts Gibril Massaquoi is a Sierra Leonean national. He held a leading position within the RUF – a Sierra Leonean rebel group which had close ties to former Liberian President Charles Taylor’s National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL). He was also the spokesperson and assistant to the group’s founder, Foday Sankoh. The RUF invaded Sierra Leone in March 1999, with...

Michel Desaedeleer

09.05.2016 - (Last modified: 08.07.2020)
Facts During the civil war in Sierra Leone (1991-2002), the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) reduced civilians to slavery in order to mine diamonds in Kono district mines. Those diamonds were then sent to the former Liberian President Charles Taylor, in Monrovia, and sold on the international market. Michel Desaedeleer, a Belgian and American citizen, is alleg...
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