Liberia, March 3 -- BELLINZONA, Switzerland - All seven Liberians who filed the war crimes lawsuit against Alieu Kosiah in Switzerland are asking for 8,000 Swiss Francs or roughly LD1.5 million each in compensation.
By James Harding Giahyue, New Narratives Senior Justice Correspondent
"In Switzerland, they would have been entitled to 100,000 Swiss francs for moral injury," said Alain Werner, one of the lawyers, in his final argument before the Swiss Federal. "As the cost of living in Liberia is 12 times lower, we are claiming 8,000 Swiss Francs in compensation for each of our constituents."
Six of the seven plaintiffs were flown in from Liberia and testified before the court's three-judge panel for two weeks, beginning February 15. They ...