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  • Former Liberian President Charles Taylor waits for the start of his sentencing hearing in Leidschendam, near The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, May 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Evert-Jan Daniels, Pool)

    War crimes judges sentence Charles Taylor to 50 years

    International judges sentenced former Liberian President Charles Taylor to 50 years in prison Wednesday, saying he was responsible for "some of the most heinous and brutal crimes recorded in human history" by arming and supporting Sierra Leone rebels in return for "blood diamonds."

  • **FILE** Former Liberian President Charles Taylor (Associated Press)

    Prosecution wants 80 years for former Liberian president Taylor

    Former Liberian president Charles Taylor deserves an 80-year sentence for the war crimes he was convicted of last week, including aiding and abetting murder and rape, prosecutors said in a written filing Thursday.

  • Prosecutors seek 80-year sentence for Taylor

    Former Liberian President Charles Taylor deserves an 80-year sentence for the war crimes he was convicted of last week, including aiding and abetting murder and rape on a mass scale, prosecutors said in a written filing Thursday.

  • FILE - In this May 20, 2010 file photo, British model Naomi Campbell arrives for the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS benefit, during the 63rd Cannes international film festival, in Cap d'Antibes, France. Judges at the Special Court for Sierra Leone have rejected  Wednesday Aug. 4, 2010 a final protest from Charles Taylor, clearing the way for model Naomi Campbell to testify at his war crimes trial. Taylor's lawyer had objected to Campbell testifying, arguing that the prosecution had not provided a summary of her likely testimony.(AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

    Extra security for model Campbell at Taylor trial

    War crimes judges on Tuesday ordered special security measures for fashion model Naomi Campbell when she testifies at the trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor, barring photographers from catching her entering or leaving the courtroom.

  • Illustration: Charles Taylor's diamonds

    VLASIC: Look who's coming to dinner

    Only Nelson Mandela, South Africa's legendary president, could have managed such a guest list. At Genadendal, his Table Mountain residence in Cape Town, Mr. Mandela hosted what by all accounts was a lovely dinner for such notables as supermodel Naomi Campbell, actress Mia Farrow and Liberia's then-President Charles Taylor.

  • ** FILE ** This Sept. 14, 2007, file photo shows Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir at a joint press conference with Italian Premier Romano Prodi, unseen, after their meeting at Chigi Palace, in Rome. Appeals judges ordered the International Criminal Court on Wednesday Feb. 3, 2010, to reconsider its decision not to indict Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on charges of genocide in Darfur. The ruling could pave the way for al-Bashir to be indicted with humanity's worst crime -- attempting to wipe out entire ethnic groups in the war-ravaged province. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)

    War-crimes court charges Sudan president with genocide

    The International Criminal Court has charged Sudanese President Omar Bashir with three counts of genocide in Darfur, a move that will pile further diplomatic pressure on his isolated regime.

  • Naomi Campbell

    Supermodel subpoenaed at Liberian's war-crime trial

    An international court Thursday subpoenaed reluctant supermodel Naomi Campbell to testify this month in the war-crimes trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor about a rough diamond Taylor is said to have given her in 1997.

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