The Hague -
A UN-backed special court at the Hague has rejected the appeal against war crime convictions of the lawyers representing Liberian President Charles Taylor, 65. The judge upheld his 50-year sentence.
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor was sentenced to 50 years in prison Wednesday for war crimes he committed by arming and supporting murderous rebels in Sierra Leone in exchange for "blood diamonds."
British Supermodel Naomi Campbell will testify at the war crimes trial of Liberian President Charles Taylor. Campbell will tell the jury about a "blood diamond" that Taylor allegedly gave her in 1997.
The question is did the former president of Liberia, Charles Taylor, give Supermodel Naomi Campbell an uncut diamond in 1997? Prosecutors in the Hague where Taylor is now on trial for war crimes, want to hear the answer.
In an unprecedented move, the Liberian parliament has taken steps to reclaim assets from former President Charles Taylor, his relatives and associates. Taylor is currently on trial for war crimes committed during a 10-year war in Sierra Leone.