Augustine Gbao

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Augustine Gbao
Born (1948-08-13) 13 August 1948 (age 68)
Blama, Kenema, Sierra Leone
Political party Revolutionary United Front

Augustine Gbao (born 13 August 1948), also spelled as Augustine Bao, is a former paramilitary commander of the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) in the Sierra Leone Civil War. In February 2009, he was convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity by the Special Court for Sierra Leone and sentenced to 25 years in prison.[1][2] He was a senior commander in the RUF from 1991 until his capture in 2002.[3]


  1. ^ S Leone trio guilty of war crimes BBC New, 25 February 2009
  2. ^ Appeals Chamber Upholds Sentences for Convicted Revolutionary United Front Leaders Archived October 4, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Sierra Express Media, October 26, 2009
  3. ^ Augustine Gbao Archived May 1, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. at