ARTICLES RELATING TO CHARLES TAYLOR

Taylor: Imprisonment in UK breaches my rights

2014-06-19 20:14

Former Liberian president Charles Taylor says his imprisonment in Britain breaches his human rights and has applied to serve the rest of his jail term for war crimes in Rwanda, his lawyer says.

Liberia's Taylor 'ill-treated' in UK jail

2013-10-29 21:55

Ex Liberian warlord Charles Taylor, who was sentenced to 50 years for war crimes and crimes against humanity, is being "ill-treated" in his British jail.

Kigali to deliberate on Taylor's jail term

2013-10-15 11:18

Kigali says it is "ready to make appropriate deliberations" on whether former Liberian leader Charles Taylor can serve his 50-year prison sentence in a Rwandan court.

Documents detail Taylor's life behind bars

2013-10-14 17:19

New documents released by lawyers for former Liberian President Charles Taylor has indicated the convicted war criminal enjoys playing tennis with fellow inmates.

Charles Taylor to serve sentence in UK

2013-10-10 12:44

The British government says former Liberian president Charles Taylor will be transferred to a UK prison to serve his 50-year sentence for sponsoring atrocities in Sierra Leone.

Charles Taylor faces final war crimes verdict

2013-09-26 07:46

A UN-backed court is set to hand down its final verdict against Liberian ex-president Charles Taylor, jailed initially for 50 years for arming rebels during Sierra Leone’s brutal 1990s civil war.

Arms dealer 'expelled' from S Leone

2013-08-06 08:54

A Sierra Leone court has issued an arrest warrant for one of the most notorious arms dealers of its brutal 11-year civil war.

Liberia's neglected mass grave

2013-06-05 13:02

A neglected mass grave in Liberia's Carter Camp speaks volumes about victims of the country's massacre and lack of justice.

Liberia's Taylor begins appeal

2013-01-22 18:26

Liberian warlord Charles Taylor has began his appeal against a 50-year prison sentence handed down by Sierra Leone's UN-backed special court.

Taylor should be a free man – judge

2012-11-26 07:53

Former Liberian President Charles Taylor should have walked free and not been jailed for war crimes because there was not enough evidence to prove he was guilty beyond reasonable doubt, a judge says.

UN lifts travel bans on 17 Liberians

2012-07-26 11:47

The UN Security Council has lifted travel bans and assets freezes on 17 Liberians, including at least two ex-wives of Liberia’s former president and convicted war criminal Charles Taylor.

Charles Taylor to appeal sentence

2012-06-19 12:57

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 says.

Charles Taylor was once a feared warlord

2012-05-30 15:28

Liberian ex-president Charles Taylor, the first former head of state to be sentenced in a war crimes trial by a global court since 1946, was once one of Africa's most feared warlords.

Taylor committed 'heinous, brutal crimes'

2012-05-30 12:31

Judges at an international war crimes court that sentenced former Liberian president Charles Taylor to 50 years in prison said Taylor was responsible for "some of the most heinous and brutal crimes recorded in human history".

Charles Taylor to be sentenced

2012-05-30 10:56

Former Liberian president Charles Taylor is set to be sentenced for war crimes by a UN court after being convicted for arming Sierra Leone rebels in return for "blood diamonds".

Guilty Charles Taylor faces sentencing

2012-05-28 07:58

Liberian warlord Charles Taylor is set to be sentenced for war crimes by a special UN court after being found guilty of arming Sierra Leone rebels in return for "blood diamonds".

UN praises progress in Liberia

2012-05-20 21:30

Liberia has made considerable progress in the years since back-to-back civil wars devastated the nation and killed about 250 000 people, a UN Security Council delegation says.

Prosecutors paid witnesses, says Taylor

2012-05-16 14:01

Convicted Liberian warlord Charles Taylor has accused prosecutors of paying and intimidating witnesses as he addressed a UN court in The Hague.

80-yrs for Taylor would be 'excessive'

2012-05-11 13:03

Lawyers defending convicted Liberian warlord Charles Taylor are seeking a lesser sentence than the 80 years requested by the prosecution, which they say is "excessive".

Charles Taylor trial 'a threat to Africa'

2012-05-02 07:28

Former Liberian president Charles Taylor’s conviction for aiding war crimes in Sierra Leone is a trap for all African leaders, a spokesperson for the Taylor family says.

Taylor verdict: Liberians fear instability

2012-04-26 22:11

Liberians have shed few tears for Charles Taylor after their ex-president was found guilty of war crimes but there are fears his conviction could undermine a still fragile peace.

Cheers, relief as Taylor found guilty

2012-04-26 15:13

Sierra Leoneans have joyfully received the news of Charles Taylor’s conviction after the ex-Liberian president was found guilty of aiding and abetting a terror campaign by rebels during the country’s civil war.

Charles Taylor 'aided war crimes'

2012-04-26 13:50

Former Liberian leader Charles Taylor has been convicted of aiding and abetting war crimes during the Sierra Leone civil war at his trail in The Hague. He was however, not found guilty of senior criminal responsibility.

Charles Taylor timeline

2012-04-26 10:35

A timeline of Charles Taylor's rise and fall. The ex-leader is awaiting verdict on charges of arming Sierra Leone's rebels in return of "blood diamonds" in the 1990s.

Charles Taylor verdict - Liberia urges calm

2012-04-25 21:33

The government of Liberia had urged people to stay calm ahead of the imminent war crimes verdict on former president Charles Taylor from the Special Court for Sierra Leone.

 

UK denies ill-treating Liberia's Taylor

2013-10-29 22:49

The family of former Liberian warlord Charles Taylor says he is being ill-treated in the British jail where he is serving his 50-year war crimes sentence, but Britain dismissed the allegations as "utter nonsense".

Charles Taylor sent to UK jail

2013-10-15 13:56

Liberia's ex-warlord Charles Taylor has been transferred from The Hague to a British prison to serve his 50-year sentence for war crimes, the Special Court for Sierra Leone says.

Charles Taylor 'prefers Rwandan jail to UK'

2013-10-15 09:56

Ex-Liberian leader Charles Taylor has expressed fears of being 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.

Africa must stand up against ICC, says Zim

2013-10-11 08:59

Zimbabwe's justice minister says his nation will back any calls for African countries that want to break ties with the ICC at the continentwide African Union summit this weekend in Ethiopia.

Court upholds 50 years for Charles Taylor

2013-09-26 13:23

An international war crimes court has upheld the conviction and 50-year sentence of former Liberian president Charles Taylor for aiding rebels in neighbouring Sierra Leone.

Charles Taylor to hear appeal verdict

2013-09-25 22:03

Charles Taylor is to hear judgment in appeal against his Sierra Leone atrocities conviction.

Liberian women's war wounds fester

2013-06-26 07:46

Liberian women still remember the terror of being shot in crossfire during the country's bloody civil war 10 years ago. For many, it was an agonising experience.

Sierra Leone rebels depended on Taylor

2013-01-23 16:31

Sierra Leone's rebels depended on logistics provided by Liberian ex-president Charles Taylor to kill, rape and mutilate thousands during the west African nation's savage civil war.

War crimes court hears Taylor appeal

2013-01-22 10:54

Prosecutors and lawyers defending former Liberian warlord Charles Taylor are set to begin their appeals at Sierra Leone's UN-backed special court against his 50-year prison sentence.

Not all Charles Taylor money traced

2012-10-10 18:57

A money shortage is impeding the investigation into former Liberian president Charles Taylor's funds.

Taylor appeals war crimes conviction

2012-07-20 07:40

Liberian ex-president Charles Taylor has appealed his conviction for war crimes in Sierra Leone and a 50-year jail sentence imposed, the international court handling the case says.

Watchdog to broaden 'blood diamond' ban

2012-06-08 13:02

Blood diamonds were once the scourge of African nations used to fund years of brutal civil wars. Now, a UN-mandated watchdog aims to stop gem greed from fuelling more violence.

S Leone victims hail Taylor jail sentence

2012-05-30 13:42

Victims of Sierra Leone's civil war have welcomed a 50-year prison sentence term for Liberia’s former leader Charles Taylor for backing the rebels who wrought terror in their country.

Charles Taylor sentenced to 50 years

2012-05-30 11:51

A UN-backed war crimes court has sentenced former Liberian president Charles Taylor to 50 years in prison for arming Sierra Leone rebels in return for "blood diamonds".

Taylor expected to get lighter sentence

2012-05-29 22:38

Former Liberian president Charles Taylor is likely to receive a lighter sentence than what the prosecution has called for when judges at the UN-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone deliver their final judgement.

UN delegation in S Leone for talks

2012-05-24 07:56

A 15-member UN Security Council delegation has paid a visit to Sierra Leone for talks with government on progress since the end of one of Africa’s bloodiest conflict a decade ago.

Charles Taylor won't say sorry

2012-05-16 22:49

War criminal an ex-Liberian president Charles Taylor has asked judges for leniency at a sentencing hearing in Leidschendam, in The Netherlands.

Lawyers to argue Charles Taylor sentencing

2012-05-16 08:02

Sierra Leone’s UN-backed war crimes court is set to hear arguments on the sentencing of Liberian warlord Charles Taylor, who has been convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Charles Taylor may serve 80 years

2012-05-04 08:47

Prosecutors have demanded an 80-year jail term for former Liberian president Charles Taylor, who last week was convicted of aiding and abetting crimes against humanity.

Taylor verdict delivers 'powerful message'

2012-04-27 08:07

The conviction of Liberian ex-president Charles Taylor sends a "powerful message" to all war criminals, says the United States, hailing the "enormous" historical milestone.

Taylor verdict historic - UN rights chief

2012-04-26 17:17

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay says the war crimes conviction of Liberian ex-president Charles Taylor means tyrannical rulers can no longer retire on blood money.

Charles Taylor verdict 'tip of the iceberg'

2012-04-26 14:18

The guilty verdict in Charles Taylor’s war crimes has sent a message to high-ranking officials responsible for crimes that they would eventually face justice, Amnesty International says.

Charles Taylor convicted of crimes in S Leone

2012-04-26 13:14

A UN-backed Sierra Leone court has convicted former Liberian president Charles Taylor of war crimes, the first African head of state to be found guilty by an international tribunal.

Charles Taylor awaits historic verdict

2012-04-26 07:54

Liberian ex-president Charles Taylor is set to hear a historic verdict on charges of arming Sierra Leone's rebels in return of "blood diamonds" in the 1990s.

Blood diamonds: Taylor awaits trial

2012-04-24 08:03

Liberian former leader Charles Taylor is awaiting a verdict on charges of arming Sierra Leone's rebels in return for "blood diamonds" in the 1990s.

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