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August 15, 2000 | From Associated Press
The Security Council voted unanimously Monday to create a court aimed at prosecuting rebel leaders in Sierra Leone suspected of killing and maiming tens of thousands of helpless civilians. "We hope that those people who have constantly violated all the rules of national and international behavior, who have committed such gross violations of human rights, will understand that the noose continues to tighten around them," U.S. Ambassador Richard Holbrooke said. Sierra Leonean U.N.
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April 4, 2006 | From the Associated Press
The man who once was Africa's most feared warlord listened impassively to a litany of horrors couched in dispassionate legal language: the severing of limbs and other body parts, rape, abduction, sexual slavery, pillaging and conscription of boys and girls. Then Charles Taylor, whose war to rule Liberia dragged in nations across West Africa, firmly told a war tribunal: "I did not and could not have committed these acts."
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April 4, 2006 | From the Associated Press
The man who once was Africa's most feared warlord listened impassively to a litany of horrors couched in dispassionate legal language: the severing of limbs and other body parts, rape, abduction, sexual slavery, pillaging and conscription of boys and girls. Then Charles Taylor, whose war to rule Liberia dragged in nations across West Africa, firmly told a war tribunal: "I did not and could not have committed these acts."
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August 15, 2000 | From Associated Press
The Security Council voted unanimously Monday to create a court aimed at prosecuting rebel leaders in Sierra Leone suspected of killing and maiming tens of thousands of helpless civilians. "We hope that those people who have constantly violated all the rules of national and international behavior, who have committed such gross violations of human rights, will understand that the noose continues to tighten around them," U.S. Ambassador Richard Holbrooke said. Sierra Leonean U.N.
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