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Liberian president charged with war crimes by SLeone court

A UN-mandated court charged Liberian President Charles Taylor with war crimes committed during Sierra Leone’s 11-year civil war. Taylor was indicted by the court for “bearing the greatest responsibility for war crimes, crimes against humanity and serious violation of international humanitarian law in Sierra Leone until November 13, 1996,” prosecutor David Crane of the United States said in a communique issued here Wednesday. “On behalf of the people of Sierra Leone and the international community, I announce the indictment of Charles Taylor,” Crane said Wednesday in the Sierra Leone capital. “My office was given this international mandate by the UN and Sierra Leone government, to follow the evidence impartially wherever it leads, and it has led us unequivocally to Taylor,” he said. Full Story

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