7 March 2003
Issa Hassan Sesay and Morris Kallon indicted.
16 April 2003
Augustine Gbao indicted.
28 February 2004
Trial Chamber orders joint trial of Sesay, Kallon and Gbao.
5 March 2004
Prosecution issues a joint indictment.
5 July 2004
The trial opens in Freetown.
2 August 2006
The Prosecution concludes its case after calling 75 witnesses, three of them experts. One additional witness testified at the behest of the Defence.
3 May 2007
The Defence opens its case.
13 March 2008
First Accused Issa Sesay concludes his case.
20 March 2008
Second Accused Morris Kallon concludes his case.
24 June 2008
Third Accused Augustine Gbao concludes his case.
In all, 85 witnesses testified for the Defence. Fifty-nine, including former President Kabbah, were called by Sesay, 22 were called by Kallon, and eight were called by Gbao. Three witnesses were common to Sesay and Kallon, and one was common to Sesay and Gbao.
5 August 2008
Closing arguments take place before the Trial Chamber.
25 February 2009
The Trial Chamber finds Sesay and Kallon guilty on 16 counts. Gbao is found guilty on 14 counts.
23 March 2009
Oral arguments on sentencing before the Trial Chamber.
8 April 2009
Sentencing Judgment. Sesay is sentenced to 52 years, Kallon to 40 years and Gbao to 25 years.
2-4 September 2009
Oral arguments before the Appeals Chamber.
26 October 2009
The Appeals Chamber overturns Gbao's conviction on Count 2. The Appeals Chamber upholds the sentences imposed by the Trial Chamber of 52 years for Issa H. Sesay (16 counts); 40 years for Morris Kallon (16 counts); and 25 years for Augustine Gbao (12 counts), with credit given for time served while in detention at the Special Court.
31 October 2009
Sesay, Kallon and Gbao are transferred to Mpanga Prison in Rwanda to serve their sentences.