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Sierra Leone Court Demands Rebel Body

The tribunal investigating war crimes in Sierra Leone has asked to see the body of wanted warlord Sam Bockarie, suggesting some doubt over claims of his death. The Liberian Government says Mr Bockarie was shot dead by its troops on Tuesday while trying to cross into Liberia from Ivory Coast. Mr Bockarie, 40, was a senior commander of the rebel Revolutionary United Front during Sierra Leone’s bloody 10-year civil war, and was indicted by the United-Nations backed Special Court for Sierra Leone for his involvement in brutal crimes against civilians, including cutting off limbs. But Mr Bockarie “has been in Liberia since 27 April. So how can he enter Liberia if he is already there?” the tribunal’s chief investigator, Alan White, was quoted by AP news agency as saying. Full Story

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