Netherlands – 19 year jail term imposed on appeal

The Court of Appeal in Hertogenbosch has upheld and extended the conviction and sentence imposed on an individual for breaches of the EU’s Liberian sanctions.

Amongst other offences, the defendant had supplied arms and munitions to the government of Charles Taylor in breach of sanctions.

At first instance he had been acquitted of some charges and sentenced to 8 years in jail. Both the defendant and the public prosecutor appealed.

On appeal all charges were found proven and a sentence of 19 years was imposed.

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