Former Liberian President Charles Taylor found guilty by the International criminal court
Posted by African Press International on April 26, 2012
Taylor is the first former head of State to have been found guilty and will be sentenced and placed in a British Prison if his appeal does not succeed.
He is accused of crimes against humanity during the civil war in Sierra Leone. Taylor is said to have supported the rebels in Sierra Leone who committed atrocities.
He was found criminally guilty of aiding, abetting and planning crimes against humanity. According to the Judges, the prosecution failed to prove that he was directly commanding the events.
The sentencing will take place on the 30th of May, after the hearing will have taken place two weeks earlier on the 16th of the same month.