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Charles Taylor wanted by Interpol

International police body Interpol has issued a global notice for the arrest of former Liberian President Charles Taylor, currently in exile in Nigeria. Mr Taylor has been indicted for alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity by a UN-backed court in Sierra Leone. Interpol’s “red notice” is not an arrest warrant but national police can use it to make a provisional arrest. Nigeria has announced it will not arrest Mr Taylor on the basis of the notice, describing it as “political”. The notice was posted on Interpol’s website with a photo of Mr Taylor in a suit and a warning that he “may be dangerous”. However, Nigerian presidential spokeswoman Remi Oyo told the BBC that the Taylor case was not a matter for Interpol but a “political affair”. Full Story

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