Sierra Leone

Praise for Lengthly Prison Sentences in Sierra Leone cases of Sexual War Crimes

HI - Sharing a story and comment I picked up from Unifem on Sierra Leone and the ongoing effort to bring justice in cases of war-related rape there. -- AC d'Adesky/PulseWire August 2, 2007 The lengthy prison terms for war crimes and crimes against humanity handed down by the Special Court for Sierra Leone last month have been greeted with widespread praise. Two senior members of the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council were sentenced to 50 years' imprisonment and another to 45 years for atrocities, including rape, committed during the country's civil war.