On October 9, 2007, the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) sentenced two former leaders of Sierra Leone's Civil Defense Forces - Moinina Fofana and Allieu Kondewa - to six and eight years imprisonment, respectively. The sentences will run from the date they were initially imprisoned in 2003. Fofana and Kondewa were convicted last month of "murder, cruel treatment, pillage, and collective punishment." Kondewa was also convicted for the recruitment of child combatants under the age of 15. Both defendants were acquitted of crimes against humanity and charges of terrorism.
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