By Carmen Russell & James Fasuekoi | The AfricaPaper
Two former ambassadors expected to testify on events surrounding the deaths of five American nuns and other events. One will likely testify to being personally detained by rebel forces. Later journalists and victim-witnesses will take the stand as well.
Philadelphia, PA-Former United States ambassadors to Liberia, William Twaddell and James K. Bishop, are among scores of US officials expected to take the stand in the highly anticipated trial of Jucontee Thomas “Smith” Woewiyu. They will be joining victimes, at least five journalists, and other eyewitnesses to the atrocities committed over the span of Libera’s decade of civil war.
The United States Department of Justice has charged Woewiyu, a Liberian and alleged warlord, of immigration fraud, perjury and war crimes committed in a foreign land. The starts today at the US Eastern District Court in Philadelphia, Penn.
Source: The AfricaPaper