Charles Taylor's Sierra Leone war crimes trial closes





The three-year long war crimes trial of Liberia's ex-President Charles Taylor has closed for judges in The Hague to consider their verdict.

On the final day, the prosecution said Mr Taylor was an intelligent man who was hoping to fool the UN-backed court for Sierra Leone.

The defence team has argued that the trial has been politically motivated.

Mr Taylor denies 11 charges, including murder, rape and using child soldiers during the civil war in Sierra Leone....



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