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Charles Taylor's Sierra Leone war crimes trial to end, He could end up in a British prison if found

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posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 06:57 AM
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The final day of hearings at the war crimes trial of Liberia's ex-President Charles Taylor has started.

The prosecution counsel said Mr Taylor was an intelligent man who was hoping to fool the judges at the special UN Court for Sierra Leone in The Hague.

The former Liberian leader's defence lawyers said on Thursday that the trial was politically motivated.

Mr Taylor denies 11 charges, including murder, rape and using child soldiers during the civil war in Sierra Leone.

He is the first former African leader to face such an international tribunal.

He is accused of arming and controlling the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) rebels during a 10-year campaign of terror conducted largely against civilians.

The RUF became infamous for hacking off the limbs of its victims, and using rape and murder to terrorise the population.


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posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 07:02 AM
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not sure how many will read this due to the recent earthquakes and tsunami's but this is pretty important news, as if the former Liberian president is found guilty then this will have repercussions throughout many parts of Africa and possibly even the rest of the world as their are many with the marks of greater crimes than Taylor on their hands, although that is no excuse for some of the things that this man has done or things that have been done in his name.



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 07:13 AM
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mods, how do i change the title as it should say guilty at the end of it?



 
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