Tuesday, August 05, 2003

the butcher of Sierra Leone is dead ...

Foday Sankoh was buried today. He died July 30 at the age of 65 (or 70, depending on the source).

It's disappointing to think that he will never have to answer for his crimes before the war crimes court. And if Liberia's Charles Taylor resigns and takes asylum in Nigeria, he won't have to face the war crimes court either.

A good synopsis of the connection between Sierra Leone and Liberia here and here.