19 March 2006

Irish troops in Liberia prepare to arrest ex-leader for war crimes

Sunday Independent

19 March 2006

HEAVILY armed Irish troops in Liberia have been put on stand-by to arrest former president Charles Taylor, who is accused of war crimes, and bring him to trial in Sierra Leone.

Taylor, who is living in Nigeria, has been accused of commiting crimes against humanity by aiding and directing a Sierra Leone rebel movement and trading gems and guns with insurgents infamous for chopping off lips, ears and limbs of victims.

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