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Naomi Campbell to testify at Taylor's war crimes trial

The top fashion model says she will testify at the trial of former Liberian president Charles Taylor.

LONDON // The top fashion model Naomi Campbell says she will testify at the war crimes trial of former Liberian president Charles Taylor. Taylor is accused of supporting the rebels in Sierra Leone's 11-year civil war in exchange for diamonds and other natural resources. He denies trading in the so-called "blood diamonds." Prosecutors at Taylor's trial in The Hague have summoned Ms Campbell to testify later this month about reports that she received diamonds from Taylor during a 1997 reception in South Africa.

The Outside Organization, a public relations company that represents Ms Campbell, announced yesterday that she would testify. Her appearance is scheduled for July 29. * AP

Published: July 10, 2010 04:00 AM

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