Former Liberian president Charles Taylor has been found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity by a special tribunal in The Hague for his role in Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left thousands dead.
Sierra Leone war victim Finnah Dabo sits in front of her tent October 7 in camp in Freetown for amputees and other victims of civil war atrocities. Dabo, whose left hand was amputated by rebels, lives in the camp with her husband and two children, July 10
Memuna Mansaray, 3, whose right arm was destroyed by terrorist rebels, plays with her brother Ibrahim, 9, boxing playfully at his face, September 1,1999. (AP)
Sierra Leonean Nethaniel Bemeh, 72, center, who said his leg was shot off at point blank range by terrorist rebels, sits with his neighbors Abubakar Karbu, left, and David Kaiwo, right, who had hands chopped off by rebels, in front of their plastic shelte
Civilians of Sierra Leone flee eastern rural country to the capital Freetown to escape rebel Revolutionary United Front (RUF) who have captured 500 UN peacekeeping troops, May 9, 2000. (AFP)