Monday, August 2, 2010

Zimbabwe Guardian-Naomi Campbell Subpoenaed In Blood Diamonds Case

photo courtesy of The Zimbabwe Guardian
(story reported in The Zimbabwe Guardian by Sapa-AFP)

AN international court has subpoenaed reluctant supermodel Naomi Campbell to testify this month in the war crimes trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor about a ‘blood diamond’ he allegedly gave her.

The court has warned the supermodel that she could be jailed for up to 7 years if she refuses to testify.

Prosecutors want Campbell to say whether Taylor gave her a rough, or uncut, diamond as a gift during a celebrity-packed 1997 reception in South Africa hosted by then-President Nelson Mandela.

They contend her testimony will support their contention that Taylor lied when he testified that he never possessed rough diamonds.
(click here to read the entire story in The Zimbabwe Guardian)

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