On October 2, the trial of Mohammed Jabbateh, also known as “Jungle Jabbah,” a former United Liberation Movement of Liberia for Democracy (ULIMO) commander during Liberia’s First Civil War, began in Philadelphia. He is accused of lying about his wartime actions on his US asylum claim in the late 1990s.
This will be the first time that victims will testify in a criminal trial about the First Liberian Civil War. The trial is also a unique and historical step by the US attorney’s office to present a war crimes case in a national courtroom.
If convicted, Jabbateh will face a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison.
The US attorney stated, “This defendant allegedly committed unspeakable crimes in his home country, brutalizing numerous … Continue Reading