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Taylor may go to The Hague within weeks

Former Liberian leader Charles Taylor could be transferred to The Hague within weeks to stand trial for war crimes, the Sierra Leonean tribunal where he is being held said on Friday. Britain promised on Thursday to jail Taylor, one of Africa’s most feared warlords, if he is found guilty, paving the way for the trial to move to the Netherlands from the U.N.-backed war crimes court in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown. The Freetown tribunal had asked the Netherlands to host the case at the International Criminal Court because of security concerns but needed a third country to volunteer as his jailer. Full Story

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