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First Conviction in Sierra Leone Under Ebola Laws

Daily Nation   in 
January 6, 2015

A village chief has become the first person in Sierra Leone to be jailed under laws aimed at preventing the spread of the Ebola virus, court officials and lawyers said Tuesday.

Amadu Kargbo was sentenced to six months in jail by a court in the southwestern city of Moyamba for secretly burying the dead and failing to report a sick patient, court official Foday Fofanah told AFP.

He was also fined one million leones (Sh21,000, $235) and ordered to spend 21 days in quarantine before going to jail.


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