The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Today

Hi45° Sunny

Tonight

Lo24° Mostly Clear

Wednesday

Hi50° Sunny

Wednesday Night

Lo31° Mostly Clear

Thursday

Hi54° Sunny

Thursday Night

Lo34° Partly Cloudy

Friday

Hi60° Mostly Sunny

Friday Night

Lo37° Mostly Clear

Saturday

Hi61° Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo38° Mostly Clear

Former Liberian president’s 50-year prison term stands

Send to Kindle
Print This

LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands — More than a decade after he helped rebels go on a murderous rampage in Sierra Leone, Charles Taylor was definitively convicted and imprisoned today for 50 years, in a ruling that provided redemption for victims and underscored how hard it is for international courts to prosecute world leaders.

The appeals chamber of the Special Court for Sierra Leone kept the 65-year-old former Liberian president’s conviction on 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, including terrorism, murder, rape and using child soldiers.

View my options or Sign in