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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Charles Taylor timeline

  • 1948 - Born in Arthington, Liberia
  • 1983 - Flees Liberia after being accused of embezzling nearly $1m. Detained in the US on a Liberian arrest warrant, but later escapes.
  • 1989 - Taylor's National Patriotic Front of Liberia rebel group launches armed uprising in Liberia
  • 1991-2002 - Sierra Leone civil war
  • 1997 - Elected Liberia's president
  • 2003 - Special Court for Sierra Leone indicts Taylor on charges including murder, rape, sexual slavery and conscripting child soldiers
  • 2003 - Resigns and flies into exile in Nigeria
  • March 2006 - Disappears after Nigeria agrees that he should stand trial
  • March 2006 - Arrested as he tries to cross border from Nigeria to Cameroon
  • June 2006 - Transferred to UN detention block in The Hague to await trial
  • June 2007 - Trial starts
  • August 2010 - Naomi Campbell and Mia Farrow give evidence at Taylor's trial
  • Today - Verdict due

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