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US trial in alleged Liberian torture wrapping up

he son of former Liberian President Charles Taylor conducted a brutal campaign of torture and killings as chief of a notorious security unit known in the war-torn west African nation as the “Demon Forces,” a prosecutor said Tuesday in closing arguments of the son’s U.S. trial. The monthlong trial of Charles McArthur Emmanuel, also known as Charles “Chuckie” Taylor Jr., is the first test of a 1994 law allowing the prosecution of U.S. citizens and others for alleged acts of torture and abuse committed overseas. (Full Story)

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