Leidscehndam – Sierra Leone’s rebels depended on logistics provided by Liberian ex-president Charles Taylor to kill, rape and mutilate thousands during the west African nation’s savage civil war, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

The Revolutionary United Front “relied on Taylor’s logistical assistance”, Nicholas Koumjian told Sierra Leone’s UN-backed special court, where the former warlord is appealing a 50-year prison sentence.

“Without this support, thousands would not have been killed, would not have been amputated, would not have been taken as sex slaves,” he told a second day of the appeals hearing, held at the court’s headquarters in Leidschendam just outside The Hague.

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