UN Secretary-General Annan appointed Mr. Stephen Rapp as the new Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone. .Mr. Rapp, an American, has been Chief of Prosecutions at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) since May, 2005. Prior to that appointment he was Senior Trial Attorney against the principals of RTLM radio and the editor of the Kangura newspaper in what is commonly referred to as the â€œMedia Trialâ€. Mr. Rapp succeeds Desmond da Silva, QC, who decided not to renew his contract after it expired in June 2006.
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