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Sierra Leone militia leaders sentenced

A U.N.-backed court sentenced two former leaders of a pro-government militia to six and eight years in prison Tuesday for brutalities committed during Sierra Leone’s decade-long civil war. The ruling was a victory for the defense, as the prosecution had asked for 30-year terms. It also reflected the ambiguity with which Sierra Leone has viewed atrocities committed by a militia that fought rebel movements accused of worse abuses. Full Story

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