Thursday, August 5, 2010

BBC News-Naomi Campbell Testifies in Liberian War Crimes Tribunal

photo credit:Jacky Naegelen/Reuters
(Story reported by BBC News)

Campbell was given a few 'dirty-looking stones' in a pouch.

Supermodel Naomi Campbell has told the war crimes tribunal of ex-Liberia President Charles Taylor that she was given a few "dirty-looking" stones.
Ms Campbell is being asked about allegations that Mr Taylor gave her "blood diamonds" as a gift in 1997.

Prosecutors in The Hague say her evidence could help link Mr Taylor to the stones, which they say he used to fund the civil war in Sierra Leone.

He denies the charges and says he never sold or traded diamonds for weapons.

(click here to read the full story on the BBC News website)

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