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Nicholas Jahr is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn who worked as a long-term observer of Liberia’s 2005 elections. He is a member of the editorial board of Jewish Currents, and a founding editor of the Crumpled Press.
Whether former Liberian president Charles Taylor gave Naomi Campbell diamonds or not means little for his war crimes trial. In fact, the supermodel's testimony distracted from a witness whose story complicates the prosecution's case.