Taylor’s stiff sentence of 50 years will bring justice to African people in the long run
Posted by African Press International on June 3, 2012
Former Liberian president Charles Taylor’s sentence will now open eyes in African leadership. Many African leaders, for many years now, have ruled their countries with impunity and without care of the population’s needs.
Scandals has been the order of the day and with a fifty years sentence handed on Taylor, the former President of Liberia, this will serve as a warning to leaders who are dictators. They will be held responsible should they continue to enrich themselves and kill their people.
Sudan’s president Al Bashir is now being hunted and may face a long time in jail if he is netted by the long arm of the international law.
Gbagbo, the former President of Ivory Coast, now locked up at the international Criminal Court in the Hague will most probably get 20 years if found guilty of committing atrocities as has been accused.
He was deposed by soldiers who supported his the competitor, now President with the help of the French troops, and later handed over to the ICC.