Margaret Fomba Brima, Neneh Binta Bah Jalloh and Ester Kamara, the wives of the AFRC accused, pleaded guilty to threatening and intimidating a witness who testified in the AFRC trial. They were sentenced to one year probation.
Contempt Trial Timeline
9 March 2005 - A protected witness is threatened after testifying in the AFRC trial.
10 March 2005 - Trial Chamber II orders the Registrar to appoint an Independent Investigator.
16 March 2005 - The independent investigator submits his confidential report to the Trial Chamber.
2 May 2005 - Justice Pierre Boutet is designated as Single Judge to hear the case.
9 May 2005 - At their initial appearance, the defendants all plead not guilty.
27 July 2005 - Three of the defendants change their plea to guilty. Justice Boutet finds them guilty pursuant to Rule 62 and schedules a sentencing hearing for 21 September 2005.
27 July 2005 - Justice Boutet orders that Anifa Kamara, who continued to plead not guilty, be tried separately.
21 September 2005 - A sentencing hearing is held jointly with Anifa Kamara.
21 September 2005 - Sentencing Judgement. The three defendants are given non-custodial sentences with a year of probation.
21 September 2005 - Anifa Kamara is given a non-custodial sentence with a year of probation.