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Ex-Insurgent Gibril Massaquoi tried in courtroom of attraction

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Gibril Massaquoi, former commander and spokesman of the Revolutionary United Entrance (RUF) is being tried within the Turku courtroom of attraction for rape, ritual homicide and abduction of kid troopers tuesday.

Former commander and spokesman of the Revolutionary United Entrance, Gibril Massaquoi arrested in 2020 for atrocities dedicated in the course of the Liberian civil battle, is being persecuted in attraction for rape, ritual homicide and recruiting baby troopers, Tuesday in Turku, Finland.

This primary day of the listening to was to deal with problems with witness confidentiality, earlier than the presentation of the case by the prosecutor after which the protection of Mr. Massaquoi.

The 50-year-old man nicknamed “Angel Gabriel” has been residing in Finland since 2008 and was acquitted in first occasion in 2021 because the prosecution had did not show with certainty any type of implication.

Massaquoi faces life imprisonment for aggravated battle crimes and aggravated crimes in opposition to humanity dedicated or ordered between 1999 and 2003, although he firmly denies his implication. 

Angel Gabriel had already obtained immunity from the UN Particular Courtroom for crimes dedicated in Sierra Leone after agreeing to testify in opposition to his former leadersn although it appears this is not going to exempt him of faces this prices. 

As within the first trial, the courtroom will relocate: first to Liberia for 2 months beginning in early February, then to Sierra Leone in Could to listen to witnesses, earlier than returning to Finland in June, in response to the Turku Courtroom of Attraction.