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'Protective measures' for Naomi Campbell in Charles Taylor case

Supermodel Naomi Campbell has been granted legal “protective measures” ahead of her appearance in court to give evidence in the case against former warlord Charles Taylor.

The Special Court for Sierra Leone granted her the right for a lawyer to be present in court to ensure she did not give any evidence that might incriminate her.

The court said the lawyer could be heard “on the admissibility of any questions put to Ms Campbell which go to possible self-incrimination”.

Officials were also ordered to ensure no pictures or recordings of Ms Campbell were made at the trial.

The model was subpoenaed to attend after claims she received a rough diamond from Taylor after a party hosted by Nelson Mandela in South Africa in 1997.

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