Charles Taylor 'prefers Rwandan jail to UK'

2013-10-15 09:56
 'n Skermgreep wat deur die spesiale hof vir Sierra Leone vrygestel is, wys hoe Charles Taylor, die voormalige Liberiese staatshoof, luister na sy vonnis ná hy aan oorlogsmisdade skuldig bevind is. (Spesiale hof vir Sierra Leone, AFP)

'n Skermgreep wat deur die spesiale hof vir Sierra Leone vrygestel is, wys hoe Charles Taylor, die voormalige Liberiese staatshoof, luister na sy vonnis ná hy aan oorlogsmisdade skuldig bevind is. (Spesiale hof vir Sierra Leone, AFP)

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Cape Town - Former Liberian leader Charles Taylor has expressed fears he could be attacked in a British prison, asking the court that convicted him to allow him to serve his 50-year sentence for war crimes in Rwanda, rather than the UK.

According to a BBC report Taylor said it would also be easier and less expensive for his family to visit him in Africa.

The British government recently confirmed that Taylor will be transferred to a UK prison.

Taylor was convicted of aiding rebels who committed atrocities in Sierra Leone during its civil war.

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