Charles Taylor

By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 16th, 2013
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Liberia’s jailed ex-President and war criminal Charles Taylor appears to have written to MPs demanding an annual state pension of $25,000 (£15,600). Liberian Senate Secretary Nanborloh Singbeh said the letter would be discussed by MPs next week. The letter purportedly from Taylor says the withh...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 7th, 2012
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(AP) — Liberia has a new $672 million austerity budget that cut official travel expenses to channel more funds to infrastructure. The controversial budget also freezes salaries for civil servants. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf signed the budget late Wednesday, after it was passed by the legis...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 19th, 2012
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Liberian ex-president Charles Taylor has appealed his conviction and 50-year jail sentence for war crimes in Sierra Leone, the international court handling the case said on Thursday. “Charles Taylor appeals against the judgement and the sentencing judgement… and respectfully requests that (the) appea...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 19th, 2012
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The Hague – Lawyers for Liberia’s former president Charles Taylor plan to appeal a 50-year prison sentence handed down to him by a special UN-backed court last month, a document before the court said on Tuesday. “The defence provides notice of its intention to file notice of appeal,...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 4th, 2012
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After six years of labyrinthine trial that drew strange witnesses from halfway around the globe, the 3-man Trial Chamber II of the Special Court of Sierra Leone, late last month, sentenced former Liberian president Charles Taylor to 50 years in prison – three decades less than the prosecution had ant...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 4th, 2012
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Former Liberian president, Mr Charles Taylor, was sentenced to fifty years imprisonment by the Special Court for Sierra Leone in The Hague for his role during the civil war in Sierra Leone. Taylor was charged with aiding and abetting former Sierra Leone rebel leader Foday Sankoh’s Revolutionary...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 31st, 2012
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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – Former Liberian leader Charles Taylor was sentenced Wednesday to 50 years in prison for aiding and abetting war crimes in Sierra Leone. Hundreds of people turned out at a courthouse in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, to watch as Taylor received his sentencing, b...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 25th, 2012
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On 16 May, convicted war criminal, Charles Taylor, delivered a 30-minute speech – part plea for clemency, part lubricious defence of his actions, and part grandstanding – before his trial judges at The Hague as he awaits sentencing on 30 May. Because the address has been seized upon by crypto pro-Rev...
By IndepthAfrica
In Liberia
May 16th, 2012
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Leidschendam – Convicted war criminal and former Liberian president Charles Taylor said during his sentencing hearing on Wednesday that he sympathises with victims of the civil war in Sierra Leone he helped foment, and asked judges to render their sentence against him in a spirit of “reco...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 16th, 2012
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The Hague – Sierra Leone’s UN-backed war crimes court will hear arguments on Wednesday on the sentencing of Liberian warlord Charles Taylor, who has been convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Prosecutors before the Special Court for Sierra Leone are to say why they think Ta...