Indictments against RUF leader Foday Sankoh and RUF Battlefield Commander Sam Bockarie were withdrawn in December 2003 due to the deaths of the two Accused. The fate and whereabouts of former AFRC Chairman Johnny Paul Koroma are unknown, and he is officially considered to be at large.
18 January 2003 - Johnny Paul Koroma is implicated an a coup attempt and flees Sierra Leone, allegedly for Liberia.
7 March 2003 - The Court approves indictments of Foday Sankoh, Sam Bockarie and Johnny Paul Koroma.
5 May 2003 - Bockarie is killed in Liberia.
31 May 2003 - The Liberian authorities release Bockarie's remains to Sierra Leone after initially refusing. The Special Court subsequently is able to identify Bockarie's body..
29 July 2003 - Sankoh dies of natural causes.
8 December 2003 - Indictments against Sankoh and Bockarie are withdrawn due to their deaths.
20 December 2003 - Interpol issues a 'Red Notice' for Johnny Paul Koroma. For operational reasons, it was only made public in October 2004.