Black People Politics : Taylor conviction sends warning to tyrants

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LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands — Charles G. Taylor, the former president of Liberia and a once-powerful warlord, was sentenced on Wednesday to 50 years in prison over his role in atrocities committed in Sierra Leone during its civil war in the 1990s.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/31/w...lor-sentenced-to-50-years-for-war-crimes.html
 

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... Thanks elder for the update; also, here's more on the same subject:


Former Liberian President Charles G. Taylor sentenced to 50 years for war crimes

Taylor, the first former head of state convicted of war crimes since World War II, was found guilty last month of 11 charges of aiding rebels in what CNN described as "a campaign of terror, involving murder, rape, sexual slavery and the conscription of children younger than 15." He was also found guilty of a "blood diamond" plot--"using Sierra Leone's diamond deposits to help fuel its civil war with arms and guns while enriching himself."
His lawyers say they plan to appeal.
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/charles-g-taylor-sentenced-50-years-war-crimes-141010983.html



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Former Liberian President Charles Taylor awaits sentencing, May 30, 2012. (Toussaint Kluiters/AP)



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