Conviction Of Liberia's Charles Taylor Seen As Double-edged

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A war crimes court's verdict sends a message to other warlords, but it also could hinder peace negotiations, analysts say.JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — The litany of abuses was chilling: mass murder, rape, sexual slavery. Forcing children to fight. Chopping off victims' limbs.

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  • Liberian Charles Taylor moved to British prison to serve war crimes conviction
    The plea fell on deaf ears and Taylor, the first head of state to be convicted since the Nuremberg trials, was handed over to representatives of Her Majesty's Prison Service after his plane landed at 11am, the Hague court said. "Charles Ghankay Taylor...
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  • Liberia’s Charles Taylor Loses Appeal Against War Crimes Conviction
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  • Liberia's Charles Taylor loses appeal against war crimes conviction
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