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For the First Time, A Former Head of State is Going to be Jailed for War Crimes
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor could be headed for a British prison after losing the final appeal against his convictions for crimes against humanity. The head of an international tribunal is likely to rule in the next few days where Taylor will serve his 50-year sentence, nearly 18 months after he was convicted of 11 counts of aiding rebels in neighbouring Sierra Leone during a brutal civil war in the 1990s which left 50,000 people dead. As part of an international deal, the Government agreed he could stay in a British jail and is believed to be the only country to have offered facilities.
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