Ex-Liberian President Taylor Gets 50 Years for War Crimes

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For the first time since the Nuremberg trials after World War II, a former head of state has been sentenced for crimes by an international court. Charles Taylor, who once ruled Liberia, is guilty of aiding, abetting and planning "some of the most heinous and brutal rimes recorded in human history." That's according to Judge Richard Lussick of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, who sentenced Taylor to 50 years. David Crane, founding Chief Prosecutor of the Special Court, is now a professor at Syracuse University College of Law.




Warren Olney