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UN Prosecutors Search Taylor Properties in Liberia

Investigators at Sierra Leone’s U.N.-backed special court on war crimes have searched the Monrovia residence and offices of former Liberian President Charles Taylor, a spokeswoman for the court said Sunday. The court has indicted Taylor, now living in exile in Nigeria, on 17 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity for supporting Sierra Leone’s rebels during the former British colony’s 10-year civil war. Taylor has denied the charges. Investigators from the court’s prosecutor office, police officers with Liberia’s United Nations force and Liberian officials jointly conducted the searches Friday and Saturday, spokeswoman Alison Cooper said by phone from Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown. Full Story

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