Charles Taylor to serve sentence in UK
10 October 2013, 14:42
The Hague - The British government says former Liberian
president Charles Taylor will be transferred to a UK prison to serve his
50-year sentence for sponsoring atrocities in Sierra Leone.
Taylor, 65, is the first former head of state convicted by
an international war crimes court since World War II.
The Special Court for Sierra Leone found him guilty in April
2012 of 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity including
terrorism, murder, rape and using child soldiers. His conviction and sentence
were upheld at appeal last month.
British Justice Minister Jeremy Wright wrote in a letter to
parliament on Thursday that Taylor "will now be transferred to a prison in
A court spokesperson would not immediately confirm where
Taylor would be imprisoned.