Charles Taylor Verdict May be Coming in January

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The Special Court for Sierra Leone says it is yet to set a date for the handling down of its verdict in the Charles Taylor’s trial, though it said it could be next month, January 2012.

Mr. Taylor is facing eleven counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity and other serious violations of international law, for the war in Sierra Leone.

The arguments in his trial ended eight months ago after a three and a half years of proceedings

The Special Court for Sierra Leone Communications Director Peter Andersen said that he could not give an exact date for the ruling but it could be early next year.

The verdict was originally expected in October. The delay in the verdict is related to the more than 50,000 pages of transcripts and the 1,100+ exhibits. During the trial, the judges received testimony from 115 witnesses and 1,097 exhibits.

Via War Crimes Prosecution Watch.

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2 responses to “Charles Taylor Verdict May be Coming in January

  1. Julius Weah

    Hello my friend.
    I am Liberian living in Monrovia. I wish to know the day of the Charles G. Taylor Trial verdicy.

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