Trial Monitoring

Special Court for Sierra Leone, CDF Trial, Update 25

March 11, 2005
Michelle Staggs
Special Court for Sierra Leone, CDF Trial, Update 25
Case or Series

CDF Trial

Case or Series

Special Court for Sierra Leone


Sierra Leone



The testimony of Moyamba crime base witnesses continued to dominate the proceedings for the final two weeks of the CDF trial, with a further four witnesses testifying to events that occurred in this southern district of Sierra Leone. The trial session ended with the Chamber hearing the testimony of Albert Nallo, former National Deputy Director of Operations and Director of Operations (Southern Region) for the CDF [1]. Mr Nallo gave extensive evidence regarding the history and formation of the Kamajor society in Sierra Leone, none of which was contested under cross-examination. He subsequently spoke in detail about events which took place in the southern districts (primarily Bo and Koribondo) in 1997 and 1998, including giving evidence regarding the command structure of the Kamajor society at “Base Zero” and thereafter.