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Child Soldiers: Sierra Leone's Revolutionary United Front

Child Soldiers: Sierra Leone's Revolutionary United Front

On 7 May 2000 1 PARA group less A company but reinforced by D Company 2 PARA was deployed to Sierra Leone at very short notice to evacuate UK and other civilians threatened by Revolutionary United Front (RUF) rebels and other insurgents around Freetown.

On 7 May 2000 1 PARA group less A company but reinforced by D Company 2 PARA was deployed to Sierra Leone at very short notice to evacuate UK and other civilians threatened by Revolutionary United Front (RUF) rebels and other insurgents around Freetown.

Issa Sesay served as senior military officer and commander in the Revolutionary United Front and AFRC/RUF forces in their insurrection against the government of Sierra Leone. He was said to be subordinate only to Sam Bockarie. He was indicted by the Special Court for Sierra Leone for crimes against humanity and other war crimes, including terrorizing civilians, unlawful killings, crimes against humanity, sexual violence, use of child soldiers, and attacks on UNAMSIL personnel.

Issa Sesay served as senior military officer and commander in the Revolutionary United Front and AFRC/RUF forces in their insurrection against the government of Sierra Leone. He was said to be subordinate only to Sam Bockarie. He was indicted by the Special Court for Sierra Leone for crimes against humanity and other war crimes, including terrorizing civilians, unlawful killings, crimes against humanity, sexual violence, use of child soldiers, and attacks on UNAMSIL personnel.

Sierra Leone Web - Bing Images - The Sierra Leone Civil War (1991–2002) began on 23 March 1991 when the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), with support from the special forces of Charles Taylor’s National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL), intervened in Sierra Leone in an attempt to overthrow the Joseph Momoh government. The resulting civil war lasted 11 years, enveloped the country, and left over 50,000 dead...

Sierra Leone Web - Bing Images - The Sierra Leone Civil War (1991–2002) began on 23 March 1991 when the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), with support from the special forces of Charles Taylor’s National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL), intervened in Sierra Leone in an attempt to overthrow the Joseph Momoh government. The resulting civil war lasted 11 years, enveloped the country, and left over 50,000 dead...

Sam Bockarie was one of the top leaders of the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) in Sierra Leone. The RUF were reported to have conducted a violent campaign against the civilian population which consisted of collective executions, mutilations, amputations, sexual violence, forced labor in the diamond mines and in the enrollment and use of child soldiers.

Sam Bockarie was one of the top leaders of the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) in Sierra Leone. The RUF were reported to have conducted a violent campaign against the civilian population which consisted of collective executions, mutilations, amputations, sexual violence, forced labor in the diamond mines and in the enrollment and use of child soldiers.

Revolutionary United Front fighters in Sierra Leone.

Revolutionary United Front fighters in Sierra Leone.

This picture relates to the book because it shows a young man who had the initials RUF carved into his chest.  "One of the messengers was a young man. They had carved their initials, RUF (Revolutionary United Front), on his body with a hot bayonet" (Beah 21)

This picture relates to the book because it shows a young man who had the initials RUF carved into his chest. "One of the messengers was a young man. They had carved their initials, RUF (Revolutionary United Front), on his body with a hot bayonet" (Beah 21)

Spread the word, The Revolutionary United Front is coming. ~Captain Poison #BloodDiamond #LeonardoDiCaprio #DjimonHounsou #JenniferConnelly #EdwardZwick

Spread the word, The Revolutionary United Front is coming. ~Captain Poison #BloodDiamond #LeonardoDiCaprio #DjimonHounsou #JenniferConnelly #EdwardZwick

Sierra Leone has seen serious and grotesque human rights violations since 1991 when the civil war erupted. According to Human Rights Watch, over 50,000 people had been killed. The RUF (Revolutionary United Front) insurgents executed untold suffering, one of the most infamous being the chopping of arms. This inhuman act has become synonymous of the brutality of the Sierra Leone Civil war.

Sierra Leone has seen serious and grotesque human rights violations since 1991 when the civil war erupted. According to Human Rights Watch, over 50,000 people had been killed. The RUF (Revolutionary United Front) insurgents executed untold suffering, one of the most infamous being the chopping of arms. This inhuman act has become synonymous of the brutality of the Sierra Leone Civil war.

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