Sierra Leone: 1998: a year of atrocities against civilians

During 1998 the scale of atrocities against civilians in Sierra Leone has reached unprecedented levels. Several thousand unarmed civilians, including many women and children, have been deliberately and arbitrarily killed and mutilated by forces of the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC) and the armed opposition Revolutionary Front (RUF) since February 1998.

Female genital mutilation and asylum

This document details the cases in which women, and sometimes family members, have been granted asylum to escape female genital mutilation.