War crimes court hears Liberia’s Taylor appeal

 Former Liberian President Charles Taylor sits in the courtroom during his trial in 2012. Photo: AFP

Prosecutors and lawyers defending former Liberian warlord Charles Taylor on Tuesday begin their appeals against his 50-year prison sentence.

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How Hong Kong helped to convict a gunrunner

Dutch businessman Guus van Kouwenhoven - convicted of smuggling weapons from the mainland via Hong Kong to Liberia - will be spending the next eight years behind bars thanks to vital evidence unearthed by local police.

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Prosecutors wrap up war crimes case

Dutch merchant accused of supplying arms via Hong Kong to former Liberian leader Charles Taylor

Prosecutors last week presented their final arguments against a suspected international war criminal, alleging he supplied arms via Hong Kong to the regime of former Liberian president Charles Taylor and militias hired to protect his lumber business.

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Charles Taylor: a Baptist of fire

A five-minute primer on an issue making headlines

He labels himself as a Baptist preacher and ruled Liberia for six years. Now, as the world's third-most-wanted man, former African warlord Charles Taylor faces 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity in a UN-backed court.

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Former world footballer of the year George Weah has kicked off his campaign to become president of Liberia, vowing to end decades of violence in the impoverished West African state.

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Towards a real peace

I refer to 'US efforts a relief for Liberia and the world' (Sunday Morning Post, August 3) and applaud your stance that multilateral commitments, led by Nigeria and the US, are critical to stop the horrific conflict that has wracked this tragic country for the last 14 years.

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US efforts a relief for Liberia and the world

The cries for help from Liberia's war-ravaged people will soon be answered by multinational commitments. Although belated, the combined effort by the United States, the United Nations and African countries is welcome because, eventually, 2.7 million more people in the world will be living in peace.

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Death, despair and a glimmer of hope in Liberia

Tragedy abounds in Liberia. No family has been untouched by a decade of civil war, waged first by Charles Taylor to win power, then by his opponents to wrest it from him. Liberia's desperate citizens pinned their hopes on 3,250 African peacekeepers, who begin deploying on Monday - even as fighting continued yesterday.

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Troubled history for West African state

The West African state of Liberia has a unique, if troubled history.

Its founding fathers were emancipated slaves from the United States who arrived there in the early 19th century.

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Liberians arrested for fraud

Police in Beijing have arrested five Liberians on charges of fraud.

Xinhua said yesterday that the five men had tricked people into exchanging for money wads of black paper by claiming that the papers were in fact US dollar notes.

The news agency did not say if the five would be expelled or face trial in China.

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