A court in Paris has sentenced a former Liberian rebel commander to life in jail for complicity in crimes against humanity during Liberia’s civil war.
Kunti Kamara was a senior officer in the Ulimo armed militia, which oversaw a reign of terror in north-west Liberia in the nineteen nineties .
The accusations against him included publicly murdering a school-teacher, whose heart he then ate, and allowing soldiers under his command to repeatedly rape two teenage girls.
He was tried in France because he was arrested there, and French law permits prosecution for the most serious crimes, even if they were committed abroad.
Mr Kamara’s lawyers however argued that the evidence against