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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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