Practice Relating to Rule 96. Hostage-Taking
Sierra Leone’s Instructor Manual (2007) provides: “Do not take hostages.”
Sierra Leone’s Geneva Conventions Act (2012) states:
2. Grave breaches of the [1949 Geneva] Conventions and the  First [Additional] Protocol.
(1) A person of whatever nationality commits an offence if that person, whether within or outside Sierra Leone[,] commits, aids, abets or procures any other person to commit a grave breach specified in –
(d) article 147 of the Fourth Geneva Convention [on, inter alia
, the grave breach of taking of hostages].