Court rejects ex-Liberian President Charles Taylor’s application to be transferred to Rwanda

Former Liberian President Charles Taylor

Judges at an international court in The Hague on Wednesday denied former Liberian President Charles Taylor’s request to serve out the remainder of his 50-year jail sentence in Rwanda.

Taylor, 67, convicted in 2012 of aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity during the 11-year civil war in Sierra Leone, in which more than 50,000 were killed and many thousands more were mutilated before it ended in 2002.

He is serving his sentence in a British jail, but had asked be jailed in Rwanda, where his wife could visit him more easily. He had argued that his wife’s failure to get a British visa represented an infringement of his human right to a family life.



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