Taylor

By IndepthAfrica
In Liberia
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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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
In Libya
Jul 7th, 2012
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Libya – The son of Muammar Gaddafi will not get a fair trial in Libya, an International Criminal Court lawyer who was detained in Libya has said. Melinda Taylor made the comments days after she was released from detention after meeting Saif al-Islam in the town of Zintan. She said it was imposs...
By IndepthAfrica
In Libya
Jun 11th, 2012
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Sydney – Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Monday urged Libyan authorities to release an Australian lawyer accused of spying, as Canberra ramped up diplomatic efforts to secure the woman’s freedom. Melinda Taylor was detained on Thursday after meeting Saif al-Islam, the detained son of slai...
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
In Liberia
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 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
In Liberia
May 12th, 2012
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Lawyers for Charles Taylor have described the demand by the prosecution at the UN-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone for an 80-year jail term as “excessive” and urged a lighter sentence. The defence team headed by newly hired lawyer Morris Anyah filed on Friday their sentencing brief a week after ...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 7th, 2012
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Warlord Charles Taylor Caged! After 420 days of trial (over nearly four years), 115 witness, over 50,000 pages of testimony, and 1,520 exhibits, Charles Taylor, warlord-turned-president of Liberia, was found guilty on 11 counts by the U.N. Special Court for Sierra Leone. Taylor was found guilty of wa...