Photo: Special Court for Sierra Leone
Alex Tamba Brima
BACKGROUND: Alex Tamba Brima aka Tamba Alex Brima aka Gullit of Yaryah Village, Kono District, Republic of Sierra Leone. Brima was a Staff Sergeant in the Sierra Leone Army and then served as a Public Liaison Officer in the AFRC.
Was a member of the
junta governing body.
CHARGES*: He is charged with 17 counts of war crimes, including
unlawful killings, crimes against humanity,
use of child soldiers,
abductions and forced labor,
looting and burning
and attacks on UNAMSIL personnel.
Brima was indicted March 7, 2003 for crimes against humanity and other war
crimes. Pled not guilty at his initial court appearance on March 17.
As of June, 2003, Brima remains in custody at the Special Court detention
facility on Bonthe Island. On May 27, 2003 Brima claimed to be on a hunger
strike, but prison authorities say he is eating normally.
READ THE INDICTMENT
*For more information about the charges,
go to the glossary.