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Charles Taylor guilty of aiding Sierra Leone war crimes

International judges have found former Liberian leader Charles Taylor guilty of aiding and abetting war crimes during the Sierra Leone civil war, at his trial in The Hague.

Taylor has been on trial at the Special Court for Sierra Leone for almost five years.

He was accused of backing rebels who killed tens of thousands during Sierra Leone's 1991-2002 civil war.

But he was cleared of ordering their crimes.

Peter Biles reports.

  • 26 Apr 2012