The Special Court for Sierra Leone today handed a 50-year jail term to Liberia’s ex-president Charles Taylor, Reuters reports.
On April 26, Taylor was found guilty on all counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Prosecutors demanded that the former Liberian ruler be sentenced to 80 years.
Out of security concerns, the trial was shifted from the court headquarters in Sierra Leone’s Freetown to The Netherlands.
Taylor is now to serve his jail term in a UK prison.