The transcripts of the trial of Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia. More…

If you are referring to amputations of hands specifically then yes, that is correct, if you are referring to amputations for which the Belgian Congo, or the Free State of Congo as it was before then, was particularly notorious. If you are referring to amputations more generally, such as cutting off of noses, ears and so on, lips, that has a much more diffuse history as a form of punishment.

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