Liberia’s Taylor guilty of war crimes in S. Leone
Liberian ex-president Charles Taylor was convicted Thursday of war crimes for arming Sierra Leone’s rebels in return for blood diamonds during the 1991-2001 civil war.
“The trial chamber finds you guilty of aiding and abetting of all these crimes,” presiding judge Richard Lussick told the Special Court for Sierra Leone in the first verdict against former head of state by a world court since the Nuremberg trials.
Liberia’s Taylor faces jail in Britain: London
Liberia’s ex-president Charles Taylor, found guilty by an international court Thursday of war crimes in Sierra Leone, will serve his prison sentence in Britain, a Foreign Office spokeswoman said.
The location and category of the prison will depend on the details of the verdict. “How strong the verdict is will determine the category of prison he is held in,” the spokeswoman told AFP.
Apr 26, 2012