Wednesday, June 06, 2007

act justly, love mercy

the trial of Charles Taylor was scheduled to begin on Monday, but the defendant didn't show up! Taylor was the president of Liberia during the war in Sierra Leone, and he was a major source of funding for rebel groups in Sierra Leone. they had some complicated agreement involving diamonds and weapons. i don't fully understand, but Taylor is on trial for crimes against humanity at the U.N.-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone in The Hague. this is a very significant trial for Sierra Leone and for all of post-conflict Africa. Here is a great article from the Washington Post that says it a lot better than i can.

4 comments:

shousehouseblog said...

Hey Steph! Just found your blog on somebody else's. Hope everything's going well as you prepare to leave. I think about you and pray for you all the time. Will you be at the Rock, or will you have left? Love the blog - will definitely be keeping up with you now!

Adam & Mindy said...

Steph!!!!!
Great hearing from you. How long are you going to be in Sierra Leone? And what are you going to be doing? The Taylor trial you mentioned...one of our team members, wife is living in Sierra Leone and working for the UN on that trial. You should look her up. We hope you are doing well...talk to you soon.

Adam

ange said...

dude. i had no idea you were here. so glad to have found you again! any chance you're driving through my hood anytime soon? please say yes.

Millie said...

Good for people to know.