War criminal Charles Taylor may get UK prison sentence

The former Liberian president and convicted war criminal Charles Taylor is to be sentenced today.

Charles Taylor during his trial at the Special Court for Sierra Leone in The Hague Credit: The Special Court for Sierra Leone/PA

In April, an international court found Taylor guilty of "aiding and abetting" crimes against humanity including murder, rape and conscription of child soldiers.

If he receives a prison sentence he will serve it in the UK under an agreement made with the Netherlands, where the trial was held.

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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.