ARTICLES RELATING TO CHARLES TAYLOR TRIAL

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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".

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".

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.

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.

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.

'Blood diamonds' case postponed again

2011-03-30 11:28

Former Nelson Mandela Children's Fund trustee Jeremy Ractliffe, who is facing charges relating to the possession of “blood diamonds”, has had his case postponed.

Taylor 'controlled' Sierra Leone rebels

2011-03-11 19:13

Prosecutors have accused Liberian ex-president Charles Taylor of directing Sierra Leone rebels who maimed and murdered civilians as judges prepare to consider their verdict in his war crimes trial.

Liberia: Taylor's trial witnesses tainted

2011-03-10 20:05

Witnesses in Charles Taylor's trial for backing rebels in exchange for blood diamonds were tainted by cash payments from the prosecution.

Liberia's Taylor claims political process

2011-03-09 16:32

Liberian ex-president Charles Taylor’s lawyer has dismissed his war crimes trial as a political conspiracy and says Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi should have been in the dock.

Judges delay end of Taylor trial

2011-02-11 17:57

Judges have adjourned indefinitely the three-year-old trial of Liberian ex-president Charles Taylor on charges of arming rebels who killed and maimed Sierra Leone citizens.

Charles Taylor trial enters last phase

2011-02-08 10:52

Charles Taylor’s war crimes trial enters its final phase with the prosecutor’s oral closing arguments on the Liberian ex-president’s alleged warmongering in Sierra Leone.

Taylor's defence out of time

2011-01-20 21:31

Judges have refused to grant a request from former Liberian President Charles Taylor for more time to file a written summary of his defence case, as his war crimes trial draws to a close.

NPA given 'Campbell diamonds' docket

2010-09-17 20:46

The National Prosecuting Authority has received a docket relating to uncut diamonds that a former Nelson Mandela Children's Fund trustee said he received from model Naomi Campbell.

Taylor’s chief lawyer in SA

2010-09-16 14:43

Charles Taylor’s defence team says the chief lawyer representing the former Liberian president at his war crimes trial is visiting South Africa.

Campbell defends testimony

2010-08-11 08:57

Supermodel Naomi Campbell has denied providing false testimony at the war crimes trial of Liberian ex-leader Charles Taylor.

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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".

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.

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.

Taylor trial: Date set for verdict

2012-03-01 13:04

Judges trying former Liberian president Charles Taylor for crimes against humanity during the civil war in Sierra Leone will hand down their verdict on April 26, court officials say.

Long wait for Charles Taylor verdict

2011-03-12 12:59

Liberian ex-president Charles Taylor’s trial on charges he armed Sierra Leone rebels in exchange for blood diamonds, has closed for the judges to consider their verdict.

Charles Taylor trial set to close

2011-03-11 11:42

Liberian ex-president Charles Taylor, on trial over claims he armed murderous rebels who paid him in blood diamonds, is set to adjourn so the judges can consider their verdict.

Charles Taylor lawyer asks for acquittal

2011-03-09 22:27

Charles Taylor's lawyer has branded the war crimes case against the former Liberian president "neocolonialism" built on circumstantial evidence.

Taylor’s trial enters final phase

2011-03-09 12:48

Liberian ex-president Charles Taylor’s trial for arming Sierra Leone rebels in exchange for blood diamonds is set to enter its final phase with closing arguments by his lawyers.

Taylor driven by 'greed', court told

2011-02-08 15:10

Charles Taylor was driven by greed and power lust in arming rebels who terrorised Sierra Leone citizens in a brutal civil war, judges trying the Liberian ex-president have been told.

Taylor lawyer storms out of court

2011-02-08 10:52

The defence lawyer to former Liberian president Charles Taylor has walked out of the war crimes court in protest at a decision by judges preventing him from filing a final summary of his evidence.

Taylor trial draws to a close

2010-11-09 18:58

The war crimes trial of former Liberian president Charles Taylor has finished hearing its final witness, a former rebel in Sierra Leone's civil war.

Taylor trial: Mbeki to give evidence?

2010-09-17 07:48

Charles Taylor’s chief lawyer says he wants former SA president Thabo Mbeki to give evidence at the war-crimes trial of former Liberian leader.

Group wants return of Naomi diamonds

2010-08-12 13:58

Sierra Leone’s human rights body has urged the government and the special court in the Hague to retrieve the "blood diamonds" that Naomi Campbell was given by war crimes accused Charles Taylor.

Naomi's ex-agent 'lied' to court

2010-08-10 13:41

A lawyer for war crimes suspect Charles Taylor has branded Naomi Campbell’s former agent a liar for saying the supermodel received a gift of illegal diamonds from Liberia’s ex-president.

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