June 27, 1970 |
Freetown, Sierra Leone
|Political party||Revolutionary United Front, AFRC/RUF|
Issa Hassan Sesay (born June 27, 1970) 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, the Battlefield Commander, and Johnny Paul Koroma, leader of the AFRC.
On 7 March 2003 he was indicted by the Special Court for Sierra Leone for crimes against humanity and other war crimes, including terrorizing civilians, collective punishments, unlawful killings, crimes against humanity, sexual violence, physical violence, use of child soldiers, abductions and forced labor, looting and burning, and attacks on UNAMSIL personnel. He pled not guilty at his initial court appearance. On 25 February 2009 Sesay was convicted for 16 out of the 18 charges he faced at the Special Court for Sierra Leone in Freetown. Along with former leaders Morris Kallon, who received 40 years, and Augustine Gbao, who received 25, Sesay was sentenced to concurrent terms on the charges, the longest being a 52-year sentence.
- Indictment before the Special Court for Sierra Leone
- Issa Sesay on Trial Watch
- weekly monitoring program War Crimes Studies Center, UC Berkeley - Issa Sesay
- War Don Don at the Internet Movie Database
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