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BACKGROUND: Issa Hassan Sesay aka Issa Sesay of Freetown, Western Area, Republic of Sierra Leone.
Sesay served as senior officer and commander in the RUF, Junta and AFRC/RUF forces.
CHARGES*: Sesay is charged with 17 counts of war crimes, including
crimes against humanity,
use of child soliders,
abductions and forced labor,
looting and burning, and attacks on UNAMSIL personnel.
Sesay was indicted March 7, 2003 for crimes against humanity and other war
crimes. He pled not guilty at his initial court appearance on March 17.
STATUS: As of
June, 2003, Sesay remains in
custody at the Special Court detention facility on Bonthe Island, near Freetown.
READ THE INDICTMENT
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