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In Bellinzona, lawyer for former rebel leader Alieu Kosiah denounces crude lies

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Home straight in the historic trial of Alieu Kosiah in Bellinzona. The lawyer for the accused, Me Dimitri Gianoli, set about Thursday to comb through the statements of the seven complainants heard in recent weeks. Plaintiffs who attributed to the accused, former commander of the United Movement for the Liberation of Democracy in Liberia (Ulimo) armed group, crimes committed in Lofa County between 1993 and 1995 during the first civil war that bloodied the country (1989-1997).

In this first trial in international criminal law conducted by the Federal Criminal Court (TPF), the defendant faces 25 charges, including the recruitment of a child soldier, forced transport, looting, treatment. cruel civilians, murders, acts of cannibalism and rapes.

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