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Good News: Taylor To Be Handed Over For Trial by demmy(m): 7:36am On Mar 26, 2006
Taylor's vacation in Calabar is over.

Nigeria to transfer Taylor to Liberia

By Estelle Shirbon Sat Mar 25, 6:09 PM ET

LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria will transfer former Liberian President Charles Taylor, who is living in exile in Nigeria and has been indicted for war crimes, to Liberian custody, the Nigerian government said on Saturday.

The former warlord is seen as the mastermind behind once intertwined civil wars in Liberia and neighboring Sierra Leone, where a special U.N.-backed court wants to try him for supporting brutal rebels in exchange for diamonds.

"President Olusegun Obasanjo has today , informed President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf that the government of Liberia is free to take former President Charles Taylor into its custody," the Nigerian government said in a statement.

Re: Good News: Taylor To Be Handed Over For Trial by Nobody: 1:11pm On Mar 26, 2006
Finally, He get's to face his charges of war-crimes.
Re: Good News: Taylor To Be Handed Over For Trial by Seun(m): 1:46pm On Mar 26, 2006
Originally discussed here:
https://www.nairaland.com/nigeria/topic-8506.0.html (Charles Taylor Is To Be Tried In Liberia?)


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