Gibril Massaquoi in opening day at the Pirkanmaa District Court in Tampere, Finland. Saila Huusko/New NarrativesTAMPERE, Finland – Prosecutors in the war crimes trial of Gibril Massaquoi alleged Friday that the defendant tried to influence witnesses in the case. The final day of the first week of the trial in Pirkanmaa District Court in the Finnish city of Tampere was dominated by Massaquoi’s defense. Sierra Leonean Gibril Massaquoi, 51, is charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity, including murder and aggravated rape, allegedly committed during the second Liberian Civil War between 1999 and 2003. On Thursday, Massaquoi’s defense lawyers argued that these organizations may have played a role in influencing witnesses’ narratives.
Source: Front Page Africa February 07, 2021 00:33 UTC