Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Face of a man who suffered in the hands of Charles Taylor's Rebels.

This man, Jabati Mambu is 28 years old. His hand was hacked off by Charles Taylor's Rebels when he was only 15 and has lived that way with thousands of victims who suffered the same fate. Although, he's a goalkeeper for Sierra Leon's amputee football, he was very relieved about Charles Taylor's sentence after an international tribunal convicted him on 11 counts of aiding and abetting the rebels to carry out war crimes.

These people saw loved ones die, children abducted, women raped and homes burned.

The court found Taylor guilty of abetting murder, rape, conscripting child soldiers, sexual slavery and mining diamonds to pay for guns in the decade-long war that ultimately left 50,000 dead or missing.

I hope this verdict begins to heal some of their wounds at least, the mental abuse. 

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