Judgment in the Contempt Trial of Bangura, et. al. is Scheduled for Tuesday, 25 September 2012

The Hague, Netherlands, 24 Sep,  2012

Judgement in the contempt trial of Bangura, et. al. is scheduled for Tuesday, 25 September 2012 beginning at 11:30 am (9:30 am GMT) in The Hague. Justice Teresa Doherty will deliver the Judgement from the STL courtroom in Leidschendam via video link to Freetown and Kigali, Rwanda.

The three former AFRC members face two counts each of interfering with the administration of justice by offering a bribe to a witness to recant his testimony, and by otherwise inducing a witness to recant his testimony. Kamara is charged with an additional count of knowingly revealing the name of a protected witness. All three have pleaded not guilty. Two of the defendants, convicted former AFRC leaders Ibrahim Bazzy Kamara and Santigie Borbor Kanu (aka “Five-Five”), will participate from Rwanda, where they are serving prison sentences for convictions by the Special Court. Alhassan Papa Bangura (aka “Bomblast) will participate from the Special Court’s Courtroom 1 in Freetown. A fourth defendant, Samuel Kargbo (aka “Sammy Ragga”), pleaded guilty at his initial appearance last year. He subsequently testified for the prosecution.

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