Naomi Campbell to testify at Charles Taylor trial

Judges in former Liberian president Charles Taylor`s war crimes case have allowed prosecutors to summon supermodel Naomi Campbell to testify whether she received a raw diamond as a gift from him.

The Hague (Netherlands): Judges in former
Liberian president Charles Taylor`s war crimes case have
allowed prosecutors to summon supermodel Naomi Campbell to
testify whether she received a raw diamond as a gift from him.
The order did not say when Campbell, along with and
actresses Mia Farrow and Carol White, will be called. Taylor
is accused of stoking civil war in neighboring Sierra Leone
partly to exploit its mineral resources and diamond fields.
Campbell is alleged to have received the diamond at a
1997 reception in South Africa.

Defense attorneys argued that prosecutors were
introducing evidence too late, nearly 1-1/2 years after they
closed their case.

Judges ruled today the prosecution only learned of the
incident a year ago and it was relevant to the case.

PTI

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