angel gabriel /abc news News 

Liberia: War Crimes Trial Hears “Angel Gabriel” Ordered Children Burned Alive

Mae Azango, New Narratives Justice Correspondent   MONROVIA, Liberia – Three witnesses appearing in the ongoing war crimes trial former Revolutionary United Front commander, Gibril Massaquoi told the court harrowing stories on Tuesday.   The first witness, a 45-year old man, from the Lofa County village of Karmatahun, said “Angel Gabriel” as Massaquoi was known during the war, order his men to burn about 25 small children alive in a cook shop and burn others in a nearby house.  “I was standing right there and saw it with my two eyes, when…

Read More
gabril massaquoi court sketch News 

Witness Accuses Massaquoi of Burning Civilians Alive

  By Mae Azango, New Narratives Senior Justice Correspondent   MONROVIA – A witness in the ongoing war crimes trial of Gibril Massaquoi in Monrovia has accused the ex-Sierra Leonean rebel commander of burning one hundred civilians alive in Kolahun District, Lofa County in 2001.  The man, the second of three persecution witnesses on Monday told Finnish judges on Monday that Massaquoi ordered the victims, including women and children, to crowd a house in Karmatahhun and then ordered rebels of the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) to pour it with gasoline…

Read More
angel gabriel /abc news News 

Liberia: War Crimes Court Hears “Angel Gabriel” roasted women and children 

    Mae Azango, New Narratives Justice correspondent  MONROVIA, Liberia – A former government soldier told the Finnish war crimes trial of Gibril Massaquoi, the former Revolutionary United Front commander, harrowing stories Wednesday of Massaquoi massacring women and children in Lofa County and roasting them. “Gibril Massaquoi killed women and children and opened up the bodies and roasted them just like roasted meat,” said the soldier codenamed “Soldier 1” by the court to conceal his identity.   “Soldier 1” told the court his brother, a child, was among the victims. “He…

Read More