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Charles Taylor sentenced to 50-years imprisonment


Then rebel leader Charles Taylor, photographed in May 29, 1990 holding his Soviet-made AK-47 assault rifle.
The former Liberian president has been sentenced to 50-years imprisonment for aiding and abetting with rebels to commit crimes against humanity during an 11year civil war in neighbouring Sierra Leone.

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The ruling was handed down this morning by the presiding judge, Richard Lussick of the special court of Sierra Leone near The Hague. This is however the first sentence of a former Head of state in an international court since the Nazi trials at Nuremberg.

Charles Taylor supported rebels between 1996 and 2002 in return for conflict diamonds. He's been convicted of an 11-count charge including murder, rape, sexual slavery, recruiting child soldiers, enforced amputation and pillage.


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