Delco man to face alleged past as Liberian war criminal in federal trial

Posted on Saturday, Sep 30, 2017
In a trial set to begin Monday, U.S. federal prosecutors will aim to convince a jury that Mohammed Jabateh - a devout, 50-year-old East Lansdowne business owner and father of five - committed a string of atrocities during the Liberian civil war. The trial has taken on an outsized importance among Liberians both here and in Africa, where remarkably no one has ever been held criminally responsible for the documented atrocities committed by factions on all sides of the civil wars.