UNSC OKs Charles Taylor's transfer to the Hague

June 16, 2006 22:04


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The UN Security Council on Friday authorized, by a 15-0 vote, the transfer of former Liberian President Charles Taylor to an international tribunal in The Hague for a trial on war crimes and human rights violations. Taylor is now in the custody of a special UN court in Sierra Leone, where he pleaded innocent in April to charges stemming from Sierra Leone's brutal civil war. The Special Court in Sierra Leone requested that the trial be moved to The Hague, Netherlands, for fear that a man who once was among the region's most feared warlords could still spark unrest in West Africa. Taylor faces 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity stemming from his alleged backing of Sierra Leonean rebels, who terrorized victims by chopping off their arms, legs, ears and lips during the 1991-2002 civil war.

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