The Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) Appeals Chamber upheld sentences for three former Revolutionary United Front (RUF) leaders Monday in the last ever judgement to be handed down in Freetown.
By Thijs Bouwknegt
The five-judge panel confirmed the sentences of 52 years for Issa Hassan Sesay, 40 years for Morris Kallon and 25 years for Augustine Gbao. In total, the court dismissed 96 defence grounds for appeal.
The men were convicted in February for overseeing a spree of killings, mutilations and rapes during the country’s civil war.