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Liberia: April Trial Date for Taylor

The war crimes trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor has been tentatively set for 2 April next year at The Hague. Trial Judge Julia Sebutinde said on Friday that it was necessary to have a fixed date for his trial to avoid continuous delays. Last June, the United Nations Security Council authorised the transfer of the trial to The Hague from the Special Court for Sierra Leone in Freetown because of regional security concerns. The Special Court, which retains jurisdiction in the case at The Hague, indicted Taylor on 11 counts of war crimes for his alleged support of rebel fighters during Sierra Leone’s decade-long civil war. Full Story

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