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Charles Taylor found guilty of aiding Sierra Leone war crimes

Former president of Liberia helped rebels plan atrocities and was paid in 'blood' diamonds First Reaction LAST UPDATED AT 15:08 ON Thu 26 Apr 2012 CHARLES TAYLOR, the former president of Liberia, was today guilty of aiding and abetting war crimes during the civil war in Sierra Leone, after a trial at a court in The Hague that has lasted almost five years. He becomes the first former head of state to be convicted in relation to war crimes charges at an international tribunal since the Nuremburg trials at the end of World War Two.
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Former Liberian leader Taylor sentenced to 50 years for war crimes

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The Special Court for Sierra Leone in The Hague, Netherlands, on Wednesday sentenced Charles Taylor, former president of Liberia, to 50 years in prison for war crimes committed in the civil war of neighboring country Sierra Leone ov... Read Post

Court upholds 50 years for Liberia's Taylor

News : Yahoo! News: The Upshot (last year)

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Liberia ex-president Taylor guilty in war crimes trial

News : CNN's This Just In (3 years ago)

An international war crimes tribunal Thursday found Liberia's former president, Charles Taylor, guilty of aiding and abetting rebels who raped, killed and mutilated civilians in neighboring Sierra Leone. However, prosecutors failed ... Read Post


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