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Prosecutors Oppose Motion to Acquit Former Liberian President Taylor

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9 Apr 09 | VOA News

Prosecutors in the war crimes trial of former Liberian president Charles Taylor oppose a defense motion to acquit him of charges relating to his alleged involvement in Sierra Leone’s civil war. Mr. Taylor’s lawyers say prosecutors have failed to prove the case against him.


Prosecution counsel Brenda Hollis says Mr. Taylor’s participation in Sierra Leone’s civil war contributed directly to crimes against humanity including murder, rape, and enslavement.

“When you look at the evidence, you really could not have started this conflict in Sierra Leone without his involvement. He provided the means, he provided the men – many of the men – he provided commanders early on,” she said. >>>

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9 April 2009 at 4:04 pm

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