Charges against Charles Taylor

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

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