Revolutionary United Front

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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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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...
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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
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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...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 4th, 2012
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The Charles Taylor trial reportedly cost a whopping $250 million. Was it worth it? I have been asked by many people about my views on the conviction, on 26 April, of Charles Taylor, Liberia’s former president, for aiding and abetting Sierra Leone’s Revolutionary United Front (RUF). He is the first he...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 27th, 2012
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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, inc...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 26th, 2012
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By Colin Waugh Today in The Hague the judges in what has been one of the lengthiest and most unusual legal battles ever to have been fought on the international stage are due to deliver the verdict on a man who over the past decade has variously been a deposed president under house arrest in [&hellip...
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Apr 26th, 2012
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Leidschendam – Liberian ex-president Charles Taylor will hear a historic verdict on Thursday on charges of arming Sierra Leone’s rebels in return for “blood diamonds” in the 1990s. Samoan judge Richard Lussik will start reading the decision – the first ever judgment agai...