7 March 2003
Sam Hinga Norman, Minister of Internal Affairs and former Deputy Minister of Defence, indicted.
26 June 2003
Moinana Fofana and Allieu Kondewa indicted.
28 February 2004
The Trial Chamber orders a joint trial of the three accused. On 5 March the Prosecution files a joint indictment.
3 June 2004
The Prosecution opens its case in Freetown.
14 July 2005
The Prosecution concludes its case. 75 Prosecution witnesses, including 3 experts, gave evidence during five trial sessions.
19 January 2006
The Defence opens its case. The first Defence witness was the First Accused, Sam Hinga Norman, who testified on his own behalf.
18 October 2006
Defence concludes its case after calling 44 witnesses.
28-30 November 2006
Closing arguments take place before the Judges of Trial Chamber I.
22 February 2007
Sam Hinga Norman dies in Dakar, Senegal.
21 May 2007
Trial Chamber terminates proceedings against Sam Hinga Norman.
2 August 2007
Trial Chamber Judgment. Judgment in the trial of The Prosecutor vs. Moinina Fofana and Allieu Kondewa. Fofana is found guilty on Counts 2, 4, 5 and 7. Kondewa is found guilty on Counts 2, 4, 5, 7 and 8. The Trial Chamber ruled that the Prosecution had not proved the necessary elements to convict on crimes against humanity.
9 October 2007
Sentencing Judgment. Fofana is sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 6 years and Kondewa to eight years, minus time served.
28 May 2008
Appeal Judgment. The Appeals Chamber, by a majority, overturns Kondewa's conviction on Count 8 (enlistment of child soldiers, and convictions for both Fofana and Kondewa on Count 7 (collective punishments). The majority of the Judges entered new convictions on Counts 1 and 3. The majority sustained convictions on Counts 2 and 4 and increased the sentences. Fofana is now sentenced to a total of 15 years and Kondewa has been given a 20 year sentence.