Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Ware Crimes of Charles Taylor

Last week and this, International Criminal Court received the attention it deserves because of Hollywood and glamour.  Pity it took the testimony of Naomi Campbell and that of Mia Farrow, who contradicted her, to turn the spotlight on the trial of a leader who allegedly used blood diamonds to pay for a civil war in neighboring Sierra Leone. 

It should be noted, however, that the prosecution's case is pretty weak if this testimony is the strongest evidence they've got.  But at least the media, particularly the myopic one in the US, paid attention.  That's something, I guess.

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