Revolutionary United Front


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Noun1.Revolutionary United Front - a terrorist group formed in the 1980s in Sierra Leone; seeks to overthrow the government and gain control of the diamond producing regions; responsible for attacks on civilians and children, widespread torture and murder and using children to commit atrocities; sponsored by the president of Liberia
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Republic of Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone - a republic in West Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1961
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The exploitation of diamonds in Kono later allowed the rebels of the Revolutionary United Front to finance their destructive operations after 1991.
He also backed the Revolutionary United Front rebels in neighbouring Sierra Leone while in power, fuelling a civil war that claimed 120,000 lives between 1991 and 2002.
En la Sentencia Revolutionary United Front (RUF), el TESL extendio a los dos elementos constitutivos de este crimen las afirmaciones que en la Sentencia en apelacion Kunarac y otros el TIPY realizara sobre el consentimiento de las victimas referido en exclusiva al primer elemento constitutivo de este crimen:
"I was then captured and held by "I was then captured and held by the Revolutionary United Front and the Revolutionary United Front and made to work crushing rice.
Notorious for their brutality, the Revolutionary United Front rebels were manned with captured UN armour, machine-guns and grenade-launchers, while the men of X Platoon had no body armour, grenades or heavy weapons.
My childhood was robbed by the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) for two years.
He was convicted not only of aiding and abetting Sierra Leone rebels from Liberia, but also for actually planning some of the attacks carried out by Sierra Leone rebel groups, the Revolutionary United Front and the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council.
Taylor aided and abetted the civil war in Sierra Leone by financing the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) in return for handsome settlements through EoACAyblood diamonds'.
Taylor resigned in 2003 at the peak of the controversy, and he is also reportedly known to have aided the arming of the notorious Revolutionary United Front (RUF) in Sierra Leone.
While Waugh acknowledges that during the war "working conditions improved for many living in the Taylorcontrolled 'Greater Liberia' (though "the puppet government in Monrovia was haemorrhaging economically"), he says it is Taylor's role in supporting the Sierra Leonean rebel group, the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) that would later lead him to The Hague via the Special Court for Sierra Leone.
The prosecution claimed that Taylor backed the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) rebel group in Sierra Leone and had ties to a second warring faction, the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC).
He was found guilty for aiding and abetting war crimes committed by the Revolutionary United Front during Sierra Leone's 1991-2002 civil war.

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