Taylor jailed for 50 years

The former Liberian president and convicted war criminal Charles Taylor is to be sentenced by an international court in The Hague today.

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Charles Taylor 'likely to receive prison sentence'

The former Liberian president and convicted war criminal Charles Taylor is likely to receive a prison sentence, according to Human Rights Watch.

The statute of the Special Court for Sierra Leone provides that sentences should be 'imprisonment for a specified number of years'. Sentences may also include forfeiture of any 'property, proceeds and any assets acquired unlawfully or by criminal conduct'.

– Human rights watch website

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