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SEP 26, 2013 - Huffington Post

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Charles Taylor's 50-Year Sentence Upheld By Appeals Court

LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands -- An international war crimes court upheld the conviction and 50-year sentence of former Liberian President Charles Taylor for aiding rebels in Sierra Leone, ruling Thursday that his financial, material and tactical support fueled horrendous crimes against civilians. The appeals chamber of the Special Court for Sierra Leone kept the 65-year-old Taylor's conviction on 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, including terrorism, murder, rape and using child soldiers. Taylor's conviction in April 2012 was hailed as ushering in a new era of accountability ... Read More

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