GENEVA (Reuters) – A Swiss court on Thursday upheld a guilty verdict for war crimes in the case of a former Liberian rebel commander and also convicted him of crimes against humanity.
Alieu Kosiah, who fought in the 1990s against then-President Charles Taylor’s army, was sentenced to 20 years in prison in June 2021 for rape, murder and cannibalism.
The case is Switzerland’s first war crimes trial and one of the first international verdicts for acts committed during Liberia’s back-to-back civil wars between 1989-2003 which became infamous for their brutality.
(Reporting by Emma Farge; Editing by Alison Williams)
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