The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Today

Hi71° Sunny

Tonight

Lo46° Mostly Clear

Sunday

Hi72° Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo48° Mostly Clear

Monday

Hi77° Sunny

Monday Night

Lo51° Mostly Clear

Tuesday

Hi77° Mostly Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo53° Mostly Cloudy

Wednesday

Hi68° Chance Showers

Wednesday Night

Lo50° Slight Chc Showers

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