Thursday, April 26, 2012

Breaking news: Taylor found guilty of aiding rebels

The Special Court for Sierra Leone has just delivered its verdict finding former Liberian President Charles Taylor (right) guilty of aiding and abetting rebels during the civil war of the 1990s in Sierra Leone. (Our colleague Kevin Jon Heller's terse pronouncement on the rejection of charges that Taylor also took part in a joint criminal enterprise: "Absolutely shocking ... a stunning rebuke to the prosecution.")
Taylor's sentencing hearing's been set for May 16.
A breaking-news article is here; IntLawGrrl Valerie Oosterveld's analysis of the judgment is now online here.

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