Charles Taylor prosecutor recommends prison term of 'no less than 80 years'

Brenda Hollis, the lead prosecutor in the Charles Taylor trial at the Special Court for Sierra Leone, has recommended a prison sentence of at least 80 years. At an interim hearing she said of the 64-year-old war criminal:

Considering the extreme magnitude and seriousness of the crimes that were committed against the people of Sierra Leone for which Taylor has been found responsible … the prosecution recommends that Charles Taylor be sentenced to a prison term of no less than 80 years. No significant mitigating circumstances exist in this case.

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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.