Kunti Kamara, a former rebel commander suspected of acts of barbarity, rape and summary executions during the first civil war in Liberia, was sentenced on appeal to thirty years in prison. The 49-year-old accused was found guilty of a series of "inhumane acts of torture and barbarity" against civilians in 1993-1994.

The crimes of this bloody conflict, which left a total of 250,000 dead, have never been judged in Liberia where former rebel leaders now occupy high positions in the state apparatus.