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By Andrew P. Napolitano
Obama's veil of secrecy is pierced
Topic - Special Court For Sierra Leone
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.