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10 things you need to know today: April 27, 2012

1. CHARLES TAYLOR FOUND GUILTY OF WAR CRIMES The warlord-turned-Liberian-President was convicted of 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity on Thursday. An international tribunal ruled that Taylor was guilty of arming and supporting violent rebels in Sierra Leone that committed mass atrocities during the country's 11-year civil war, which left more than 50,000 dead and many others brutally mutilated.
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War Crimes Tribunal Convicts Charles Taylor, Newt Gingrich to Drop Out, Property Rights in Space Preemptively Attacked

News : Reason (3 years ago)

Charles Taylor, the former Liberian president, was convicted by the International Criminal Court of aiding and abetting in war crimes and crimes against humanity in relation to his support for rebel groups involved in the region’s b... Read Post

Hague court convicts Charles Taylor of crimes in Sierra Leone

News : The Newsroom (3 years ago)

A U.N.-backed Sierra Leone court convicted former Liberian president Charles Taylor of war crimes on Thursday, the first African head of state to be found guilty by an international tribunal. Read Post

Liberian strongman Charles Taylor's war crimes conviction: What now?

News : The Week: News & Opinion (3 years ago)

A special international tribunal in The Hague convicted former Liberian leader Charles Taylor for a whole host of war crimes on Thursday, making Taylor the first head of state convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity sinc... Read Post


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