Charles Taylor faces a total of 11 charges:
- 5 counts of war crimes: terrorising civilians, murder, outrages on personal dignity, cruel treatment, looting
- 5 counts of crimes against humanity: murder, rape, sexual slavery, mutilating and beating, enslavement
- 1 count of a serious violation of international law: for recruiting and using child soldiers
The former Liberian president Charles Taylor was today found guilty of 'aiding and abetting' war crimes during Sierra Leone's civil war
The former Prime Minister Tony Blair has told ITV News that the UK played a strong role in freeing the country from 'gangster and thugs'
Charles Taylor is a former warlord-turned-president. He led a rebel group to that fought to overthrow the government of Liberia in 1997.