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.
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
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