Further information on UA 335/94 (AFR 51/04/94, 9 September) - Sierra Leone: death penalty: Amara Conteh and 11 others (names unknown)

Further information on UA 335/94 (AFR 51/04/94, 9 September) - Sierra Leone: death penalty: Amara Conteh and 11 others (names unknown)

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Index Number: AFR 51/006/1994
Date Published: 14 November 1994
Categories: Africa, Sierra Leone

Twelve soldiers, including Amara Conteh, have been executed by firing squad on 11 and 12 November 1994. All had been tried by a court martial, although details of the trials and convictions are not known. They do not appear to have had any right of appeal. The latest executions have been described as a crackdown on indiscipline in the army. A further six soldiers are on trial before a court martial on charges of murder, and there are fears that further executions of soldiers convicted and sentenced to death by courts martial may take place.


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