Former Liberian President Charles Taylor waits for the start of his appeal judgment at the Special Court for Sierra Leone in Leidschendam, near The Hague, Netherlands, on Thursday.
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September 26, 2013 Charles Taylor had been given a 50-year prison term for aiding and abetting atrocities committed by rebels during Sierra Leone's civil war. A judge at The Hague called the sentence "fair in the light of the totality of the crimes committed."
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor during his sentencing today in The Hague.
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May 30, 2012 Taylor aided and abetted some of the "most heinous and brutal crimes recorded in human history," the presiding judge at an international war crimes court said in handing down the sentence.
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