PHILADELPHIA - A jury of 12 in a U.S. Federal Courthouse today found former Liberian rebel commander Mohammed Jabbateh, aka “Jungle Jabbah,” guilty of two counts of fraud and two counts of perjury for lying to U.S. government officials about his role as a combatant in the Liberian Civil War. Their testimonies exposed the horrors of the civil war, and Jungle Jabbah’s role in perpetuating the violence that destroyed the West African nation. The war resulted in the death of 150,000 civilians and the commission of a wide range of war crimes and human rights abuses by each warring faction in the conflict. “This is the first verdict giving some measure of redress to Liberian victims who have been yearning for justice for too long. The Jabbateh trial was only Chapter 1.
Source: Front Page Africa October 18, 2017 18:56 UTC