Special Court for Sierra Leone - PRESS ALERT - Appeal Judgement in Bangura, et. al.
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, March 19, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Judgement in the appeals of three former AFRC members will be delivered on Thursday, 21 March 2013 at 9:30 a.m. (Freetown time) from The Hague, and will be streamed live to Courtroom 1 in Freetown by video link.
Hassan Papa Bangura, Ibrahim Bazzy Kamara and Santigie Borbor Kanu were each found guilty on 25 September 2012 on two counts of interfering with witnesses who had testified before the Special Court. Kamara was also found guilty on a third count, of knowingly violating a court order protecting the identity of a witness who had testified against him in the AFRC trial.
Bangura will take part in the proceedings in Freetown, while Kamara and Kanu will take part from Kigali, Rwanda.
On 11 October 2012, Kamara and Kanu were each sentenced to two years in prison, in addition to prison sentences they are currently serving on the convictions for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Bangura was given an 18-month sentence.
The proceedings are open to the public. The media is invited to attend.