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Nigeria Sets Date for Taylor Asylum Challenge

A Nigerian court set a Sept. 15 date for the start of a challenge to former Liberian president Charles Taylor’s asylum in Nigeria by two men tortured by rebels he controlled, prosecution lawyers said on Monday. Taylor, granted asylum in Nigeria last year in return for giving up power in Liberia, was indicted on 17 counts of crimes against humanity by a U.N.-backed court in Sierra Leone for his involvement in a decade-long war which killed 50,000 people. Nigerian businessmen David Anyaele and Emmanuel Egbuna say they were attacked by rebels backed by Taylor in the Sierra Leone capital of Freetown in 1999. They hacked off Anyaele’s arms and set him on fire, and mutilated Egbuna’s wrists.Full Story

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