Stiffer jail term urged for former Liberian president

By REUTERS
January 22, 2013 16:49

THE HAGUE - Prosecutors called for a stiffer sentence for former Liberian president Charles Taylor on Tuesday, telling war crimes judges in the Hague he played a direct role in crimes against humanity during the civil war in Sierra Leone.

Meanwhile, Taylor's defense, which wants his conviction overturned, wrote in filings to the court hearing both appeals that the conviction was "plagued with internal inconsistencies, misstatements of evidence and conflicting findings".

Taylor, 64, was sentenced to 50 years last year after being found guilty of aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity during the 11-year war in neighboring Sierra Leone, in which an estimated 50,000 people had died by 2002.


Related Content

Breaking news
April 25, 2018
James Comey's tell-all book sells 600,000 copies in first week

By REUTERS

Israel Weather
  • 15 - 22
    Beer Sheva
    17 - 21
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 14 - 20
    Jerusalem
    17 - 23
    Haifa
  • 19 - 28
    Elat
    17 - 30
    Tiberias