Liberian Warlord Charles Taylor Sentenced To 50 Years For War Crimes

charles taylor sentence to 50 yearsThe UN back war crimes court in the Netherlands handed Liberia’s former warlord Charles Taylor a 50-year jail term.

Sixty four-year-old Taylor, was convicted of all 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity for aiding and abetting Sierra Leone’s Revolutionary United Front during the country’s brutal civil war from 1991-2001.

Charles Taylor was accuse of arming the rebels in return was paid in diamonds by slave labour in areas under rebels control. They murdered, raped and kept sex slaves, cut off limbs and forced children aged under 15 to fight.

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