Liberia's ex-President Charles Taylor
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Liberia's ex-President Taylor given 50 year sentence

Liberia's ex-President Charles Taylor has been sentenced to 50 years in jail by a UN-backed war crimes court.

Last month Taylor was found guilty of aiding and abetting rebels in Sierra Leone during the 1991-2002 civil war.

Special Court for Sierra Leone judges said the sentence reflected his status as head of state at the time and his betrayal of public trust.

Mark Doyle reports.

  • 30 May 2012
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