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Taylor guilty of war crimes

An inquest has heard how scientists cannot rule out if spy Gareth Williams was poisoned before being dumped in a bag. It's because it took MI6 a week to realise he was missing.

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  1. Martin Geissler

Charles Taylor conviction has 'made history'

Because of an agreement that was struck at the very start of this whole process, it's almost certain Charles Taylor will serve his sentence in a British prison. But he is likely to appeal today's verdict, so the chances are, he won't be transferred there until much later in the year.

The prosecutors here today were understandably delighted with events. They made history in The Hague but they say far more important than that is the message it sends to dictators elsewhere: 'You can no longer rule with impunity, you can no longer rule with the gun.'

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