Organized Crime & Gangs

American arrested on Sierra Leone ‘blood diamond’ charges

“Spanish authorities have arrested a American man on charges of enslavement and diamond pillaging during Sierra Leone’s civil war, a victims’ association said on Saturday.

Michel Desaedeleer, who has U.S. and Belgian citizenship, is suspected of forcing enslaved civilians to mine for diamonds in Sierra Leone’s eastern district of Kono between 1999-2001, according to Swiss-based Civitas Maxima.”

Source: American arrested on Sierra Leone ‘blood diamond’ charges | Reuters

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