Naomi Campbell Receives Legal Permission Not To Be Photographed During Hague Tribunal

Judges at The Hague have barred photographers from taking pictures of supermodel Naomi Campbell when she gives evidence at the trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor.

Ms Campbell, 40, is due to testify at the war crimes trial on Thursday, BBC News reports.

Taylor -- accused of being given the diamonds by rebels a month before his trip to South Africa -- is said by prosecutors to have given Campbell a large rough cut diamond after a dinner hosted by Nelson Mandela. Taylor has said this is "nonsense."

"The timing of this dinner is important because if this story ... is true, it places Taylor in possession of at least one rough-cut diamond the month after the rebels came to see him, and the month before the junta received a large shipment of weapons in October," said Open Society Justice Initiative, a human rights organization monitoring the Taylor trial, Reuters informs.

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