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Charles Taylor Guilty of War Crimes: Liberia's Former President Convicted

Former Liberian President Charles Taylor was convicted this morning of aiding and abetting war crimes committed in neighboring Sierra Leone. When Taylor was indicted by the Special Court for Sierra Leone in 2003, he was the first sitting African head of state to be charged with war crimes. We speak with the court's first prosecutor about the impact of the verdict.

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