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Charles Taylor Takes Stand in Sentencing Phase of War Crimes Trial

Posted May 16th, 2012 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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Former Liberian President Charles Taylor has taken the stand in his own defense at a U.N.-backed tribunal, as judges heard oral arguments Wednesday in the sentencing phase of his war crimes trial. Taylor said the Hague-based court “did not have the full contextual picture” of his case when it found him guilty last month on […]

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Judges to Hear Oral Arguments in Charles Taylor Sentencing

Posted May 16th, 2012 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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Former Liberian President Charles Taylor is expected to speak in his own defense on Wednesday as judges hear oral arguments in the sentencing phase of his war crimes trial. The U.N.-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone last month found Taylor guilty on 11 counts of crimes against humanity, including acts of terrorism, murder and rape. […]

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Charles Taylor’s Lawyers Say Proposed Sentence is Vindictive

Posted May 11th, 2012 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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Lawyers for Charles Taylor are protesting the 80-year jail sentence being sought by prosecutors after Taylor’s conviction for crimes against humanity. Taylor’s attorneys on Friday filed documents saying the proposed sentence is “vindictive” and places too much of the blame for Sierra Leone’s wartime atrocities on the former Liberian president. Taylor’s sentence is due to […]

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World Welcomes War Crimes Conviction of Taylor

Posted April 27th, 2012 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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The global community is welcoming the decision of an international court to convict former Liberian President Charles Taylor of aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity in Sierra Leone. A special tribunal in The Hague on Thursday found Taylor guilty on all 11 counts against him, including acts of terrorism, murder and rape […]

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Charles Taylor Convicted of War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity

Posted April 26th, 2012 at 8:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Former Liberian president Charles Taylor has been found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity by a special tribunal in The Hague. The Special Court for Sierra Leone ruled Thursday that Taylor aided and abetted severe human rights abuses carried out by rebels during Sierra Leone’s civil war. Presiding Judge Richard Lussick said Taylor […]

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US Welcomes Taylor War Crimes Conviction

Posted April 26th, 2012 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has welcomed the conviction of former Liberian President Charles Taylor by the Special Court for Sierra Leone on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Victoria Nuland, a spokeswoman for the State Department, noted that the court in the Netherlands found Taylor criminally responsible for aiding and abetting the commission of […]

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Rights Activists Say Taylor Conviction Sends Message

Posted April 26th, 2012 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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Human rights activists are hailing the conviction of former Liberian leader Charles Taylor, calling it a milestone for the international criminal justice system and the people of Sierra Leone. Both Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said Taylor’s conviction sends a message that those in power can be brought to justice for grave crimes. Alan […]

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Charles Taylor Convicted of War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity

Posted April 26th, 2012 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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Former Liberian president Charles Taylor has been found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity by a special tribunal in The Hague. The Special Court for Sierra Leone ruled Thursday that Taylor aided and abetted severe human rights abuses carried out by rebels during Sierra Leone’s civil war. Presiding Judge Richard Lussick said Taylor […]

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Charles Taylor Convicted of War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity

Posted April 26th, 2012 at 8:10 am (UTC-5)
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Former Liberian president Charles Taylor has been found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity by a special tribunal in The Hague. The Special Court for Sierra Leone ruled Thursday that Taylor aided and abetted severe human rights abuses carried out by rebels during Sierra Leone’s civil war. Presiding Judge Richard Lussick said the […]

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Charles Taylor Found Guilty of War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity

Posted April 26th, 2012 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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A special tribunal in The Hague has found former Liberian president Charles Taylor guilty on multiple counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity. The Special Court for Sierra Leone ruled Thursday that Taylor was guilty of murder, rape, sexual slavery, and other charges. The charges stemmed from Taylor’s support for rebels during Sierra Leone’s […]

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