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Taylor Sentencing Judgement on Wednesday, 30 May 2012

By Special Court for Sierra Leone - Outreach and Public Affairs Office
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THE HAGUE, Netherland, May 29, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The sentencing judgement in the trial of convicted former Liberian President Charles Taylor will take place on Wednesday, 30 May 2012 at 11:00 a.m. local time (9:00 a.m. GMT) in the STL courtroom in The Hague.

Mr. Taylor was convicted on 26 April 2012 on all 11 counts of an indictment alleging war crimes, crimes against humanity, and other serious violations of international humanitarian law. He was convicted of planning, and of aiding and abetting, rebel forces in the commission of crimes during the decade-long conflict in Sierra Leone.

Oral arguments on sentencing briefs took place on 16 May 2012.

The Prosecution has recommended a sentence of 80 years. The Defence has recommended that any sentence be less than what would effectively be a life sentence.

The judgement proceedings will be streamed online. The media and public in Sierra Leone is invited to watch the proceedings at the Special Court in Freetown beginning at 9:00 a.m. GMT. The hearing can also be viewed online by clicking on or