fugitive' Guus Kouwenhoven
Found guilty by Dutch Supreme Court and sentenced;
fled to South Africa; the Dutch requested his
extradition; South African decison still pending;
multiple times postponed; increasingly questions
about the justification of his non-extradition;
Kunti K., whose real name is (might be) Awaliho
Soumaworo, is a Liberian with Dutch nationality. He
was arrested in France on September 4, 2018 for his
alleged involvement in crimes committed during the
First Liberian Civil War (1989-1996) while acting as
a ULIMO-K fighter / commander. He is accused of
human rights violations including torture, using
child-soldeirs, murder, slavery, even cannibalism.
Thomas Woewiyu, co-founder of the National Patriotic
Front of Liberia (NPFL) and former NPFL spokesperson
, later Charles Taylor’s Minister of Defense, was
arrested in the USA in May 2014. He stood trial for
alleged war crimes, immigration fraud and perjury
and was found guilty.
Thomas Woewiyu faced trial starting June 11, 2018.
He was convicted of 11 out of 16 counts on July 3,
2018. He faces up to 110 years in prison. (source:
Civitas Maxima). His sentencing, originally
scheduled for October 15, was delayed by more than a
month until November 26, US Justice Department
officials announced on September 17, 2018.
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