Black People : Naomi Campbell Subpoenaed for War Tribunal

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  1. cherryblossom

    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    War crimes court orders Naomi Campbell to testify
    By Richard Allen Greene, CNN
    July 1, 2010 2:33 p.m. EDT

    (CNN) -- A war crimes tribunal served a subpoena on supermodel Naomi Campbell Thursday, ordering her to testify in the trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor.

    The court ordered her to appear July 29 to testify or "show good cause why" she cannot.....

    ...The prosecution says Campbell received rough diamonds from Taylor, and claimed her testimony would prove that the former president "used rough diamonds for personal enrichment and arms purchases," according to papers filed with the U.N.-backed court.

    Campbell has said she does not want to be involved in the case, prosecutors said, forcing them to ask the court to issue a subpoena ordering her appearance.

    "Her anticipated evidence rebuts the accused's testimony that he never possessed rough diamonds," prosecutors said.

    Prosecutors said they learned in June 2009 that Taylor had given the supermodel a diamond in South Africa in 1997. The actress Mia Farrow confirmed it, they said.

    Taylor, 62, has been on trial for more than three years. He is accused of fueling a bloody civil war in Sierra Leone that led to widespread murder, rape and mutilation.

    Rough diamonds were a key component of that war, both funding it and being used as currency in it.

    full article here: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/africa/07/01/sierra.leone.supermodel.subpoena.issued/index.html
     
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    why bother her she is not CIA, they were his benefactor, not her!!

    what a sham, when it comes to the lives of Africans
     
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    well she have to apply and respond to the order , but she should of had
    the rights to not be put on the stand if she didn't have or want anything
    to say or do with the matter........How sad the sister is put on blast !
     
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    Well, that's not how it works. None of us have that option.

    You or I could be called by law to testify in a court case (subpoenaed).

    If Ms. Campbell does not appear in court or provide proof why she can not physically appear in court, she could face jail time and a fine.
     
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    Diversion. Why don't they put the CIA, and EU on trial instead?
     
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    Chuck:

    Yes, lies lies, and more lies...

    But, some cowards need their scapegoats, and all we can do is send up our prayers for the legendary black supermodel...

    :fyi:
     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa and Real Truth!




    Now this is a very good topic sister cherryblossom, and thank you for bringing this to the surface...Interestingly, the Repatriations movement is historically connected to this contemporary event, through Liberia and Sierra Leone.

    In fact, the outcome of this trial could be a tipping point in one direction or the other, relative to reparations for repatriations; I'm certain Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is paying close attention ...thanks again.

     
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    hopefully this story will help us keep focus,
    as new mineral wealth is found back home,
    and maruaders seek to repeat history

     
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