Judge: Charles Taylor crimes of 'utmost gravity'

Presiding Judge Richard Lussick says the crimes Charles Taylor was convicted of were of the "utmost gravity in terms of scale and brutality". He said Taylor planned "some of the most heinous crimes recorded in human history"

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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.