War crimes trial calls on Naomi Camp­bell

Austin American-Statesman - - FRIDAYBRIEFING - Com­piled from wire re­ports

AM­S­TER­DAM — An in­ter­na­tional court sub­poe­naed su­per­model Naomi Camp­bell to tes­tify this month in the war crimes trial of for­mer Liberian Pres­i­dent Charles Tay­lor about a rough di­a­mond he is ac­cused of giv­ing her in 1997. The court warned the Camp­bell that she could be jailed for up to seven years if she re­fuses to tes­tify. Pros­e­cu­tors as­sert that Tay­lor dealt in “blood di­a­monds” — those mined in a war zone to fi­nance an in­sur­gency. Tay­lor is ac­cused of sup­port­ing rebels in Sierra Leone’s bloody 1991-2002 civil war.

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