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 over the course of five years.
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
Charles G. Taylor was sentenced to 50 years in prison on Wednesday for his role in Sierra Leone's decade-long civil war that left more than 50,000 dead. Read Post