Taylor's Sierra Leone victims welcome verdict

Civil war victims in Sierra Leone hope to draw a line after ex-Liberian leader is found guilty of war crimes.

    Former Liberian President Charles Taylor has been found guilty of aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity in Sierra Leone.  

    A special court in the Hague convicted Taylor on 11 counts including murder, the conscription of child soldiers, rape and sexual slavery.

    The verdict against Taylor is being seen as a victory by victims of the civil war in Sierra Leone.

    Al Jazeera's Yvonne Ndege reports from Freetown.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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