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VIDEO: Former Liberian dictator Charles Taylor sentenced to 50 years

Charles Taylor, 64, the former leader of Liberia, convicted war criminal and American college student, will very likely spend the rest of his natural life in prison as punishment for the role he played in the violent crimes during the Sierra Leone civil war.

Charles Taylor, former leader of Liberia, found guilty of war crimes

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Verdict expected this week in war crimes trial of Liberia’s Charles Taylor

Charles Taylor, the one-time president of Liberia who insists he had close ties to the U.S. intelligence services, will find out this week whether he will spend the rest of his life in prison. Taylor is accused of financing and arming rebels in neighboring Sierra Leone, encouraging and abetting their war atrocities.

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A United Nations-backed court has found Charles Taylor guilty of crimes against humanity in Sierra Leone. In Liberia, the reaction is complicated. Many still revere Taylor; others are upset that he hasn’t been charged with Liberian crimes.