Tomorrow we will post the first of a series of three posts from our Q & A session this past weekend with Chief Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, Mr. Stephen Rapp. We’ll post the second on Thursday and the third on Friday this week.
In the meantime, some readers had asked about why Mr. Rapp chose Monrovia for his farewell press conference last month. As it turns out, he actually conducted his final one in Freetown today — if you are interested, here is a press report from Sierra Leone: http://awoko.org/index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01articleid=6571&cntnt01returnid=15.
Mr. Rapp will take up his new post with the US State Department in Washington DC as the US Ambassador at Large for War Crimes next week.
Meanwhile, we hope Mr. Griffiths feels better soon, hopefully in time for the continuation of testimony by Mr. Taylor in court tomorrow.
Finally, I also just wanted to take a moment to congratulate our monitor, Alpha Sesay, for the excellent job he’s been doing in reporting for us on the trial every day. Without him and his great work, our discussions each day would not be possible. Thank you Alpha!