Charles Taylor 'Guilty' of Crimes in Sierra Leone-UN Special Court
Judges at the UN backed Special Court for Sierra Leone in The Hague have handed down a guilty verdict in the Charles Taylor trial.
Former Liberian president was found guilty of all eleven counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity in the decade-long civil war in neighboring Sierra Leone (1991-2002), which saw some of the worst human rights abuses and violations of international humanitarian laws in Africa.
Taylor has denied all charges in the trial which opened in 2006.
Meanwhile, the Liberian government while urging Liberians to pray for the nation and for peace on Tuesday reaffirmed its confidence in the international justice system. It has called on all its citizens to accept the outcome of the Taylor trial, irrespective of their differences.
WADR’s Freetown correspondent Mohamed Konneh ahead of the court’s verdict gauged the views of some Liberians and Sierra Leoneans on what they think justice should serve former President Taylor.
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