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  • n  a terrorist group formed in the 1980s in Sierra Leone; seeks to overthrow the government and gain control of the diamond producing regions; responsible for attacks on civilians and children, widespread torture and murder and using children to commit atrocities; sponsored by the president of Liberia
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  • Liberia's Charles Taylor loses appeal against war crimes conviction
    By Thomas Escritt THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Charles Taylor lost his appeal against a war-crimes conviction on Thursday as judges confirmed a 50-year jail term against the Liberian ex-president for encouraging rebels in Sierra Leone to mutilate, rape and murder victims in its civil war. Presiding Judge George Gelaga King said Taylor had aided and abetted crimes committed by Revolutionary United Front ...
    Sept. 26, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • War Crimes Sentence Upheld Against Liberian Ex-President
    A 50-year prison sentence handed to Charles Taylor, the former president of Liberia convicted of war crimes, has been upheld by a judge at The Hague. Taylor, 65, had appealed the sentence handed down in May by a special court in the Netherlands , following his conviction on charges that he "aided and abetted" atrocities in Sierra Leone by rebels of the Revolutionary United Front.
    Sept. 26, 2013 - KERA North Texas

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