Naomi wanted at war crime court

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  1. sethii

    sethii New Member

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    Naomi Campbell may be subpoenaed by war crimes court
    War crimes prosecutors in The Hague say supermodel Naomi Campbell should be subpoenaed to testify at the trial of Liberia's ex-President Charles Taylor.
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    They say Ms Campbell "was given rough diamonds" by Mr Taylor in 1997 at Nelson Mandela's house in South Africa.
    Mr Taylor is accused of using "blood diamonds" to fuel an insurgency in Sierra Leone that cost tens of thousands of lives.
    Ms Campbell had previously declined to provide testimony to prosecutors.
    "Ms Campbell's testimony is necessary as there is evidence that Ms Campbell was given rough diamonds by the accused (Taylor) in September 1997," said a prosecution motion filed with the Special Court for Sierra Leone.
    Mr Taylor is accused of selling diamonds and buying weapons for Sierra Leone's Revolutionary United Front (RUF) rebels, who were notorious for hacking off the hands and legs of civilians during the brutal 1991-2001 civil war.
    The trial heard claims in January that he had given Ms Campbell a "large" diamond after a 1997 dinner hosted by South African ex-President Nelson Mandela.
    The former Liberian leader, who has been on trial since January 2008, dismissed the claims, calling them "total nonsense".
    He has pleaded not guilty to 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity stemming from the 10-year war in Sierra Leone.
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  2. ALAUU

    ALAUU New Member

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    Damn, someone should make a movie of this woman's life. Assaults, blood diamonds, Russian millionaires, it's like all of Leonardo DiCaprio's movies but much more glamorous.
     
  3. ponytrot

    ponytrot New Member

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    :blink:

    Well, she will most probably just not show up.

    Intl courts cannot actually MAKE anyone attend their/a trial.

    Case in point - Sudan's Omar al-Bashir - wanted by the International Criminal Court, yet up for re-election and very much free.

    :rolleyes:
     
  4. Lonewalker

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    As sad as it is, that's true. They just have no real jurisdiction and frankly they're pointless, a waste of taxpayers money!
     
  5. CharlottefromCA

    CharlottefromCA User Friendly

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    what a stain though on her already less than perfect reputation
     
  6. silk skin paws

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    She's not going to show up just like before.
     
  7. Harumi

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    ^yep. War crimes will sadly interfere with her leg waxing and yacht hoping schedule. Suck it up, justice!
     
  8. sethii

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    news.bbc.co.uk
     
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    guardian
     
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  10. lunabella

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    girl has invented a new category of drama
     
  11. sethii

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    Well what would you know...

    news.bbc.co.uk
     
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  12. sethii

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    Talking about it with Oprah. Says she will be in danger if she testifies.

    from 07:00 on
     
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    I don't doubt she'll be in danger if she testifies.
     
  14. CharlottefromCA

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    hmm.. could this be? I'm sympathizing with her.. I understand where she is coming from now.
     
  15. AD011620

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    I kind of found myself sympathising her as well which is a bit weird but we all know how things get twisted even though i've heard about her cocain addiction from people she worked with and they have horrible memories... Anyway I wish her well...
     
  16. m.j.

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    any updates?
    according to serbian press she is in the Hague ???
     
  17. m.j.

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    news.yahoo.com
     
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  18. lucy92

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    i think naomi is lying through her teeth. i saw bits of the video of her testimony and i dont think she's a reliable witness. the person that she claimed she gave away the diamonds to says he/they havent received them.
     
  19. á la Balenciaga

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    does she have on an illuminati eye?

    anyway, I hope she's okay. I know that people who testify in cases like these(war crimes) have to be very careful after. I was watching parts of her testifying, and towards the beginning, she seemed very nervous. :shock:

    even though she's under oath, i'm sure she's lying.
     
  20. indepwe

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    I swear this girl just creates drama..
     

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