Liberian Charles Taylor Moved to British Prison to Serve War Crimes Conviction

Telegraph (London), October 15, 2013

Liberia’s former president Charles Taylor has been transferred to a British prison to serve his 50-year sentence for war crimes.

The former warlord was moved on Tuesday morning to an unspecified British prison after being guilty of war crimes committed in Sierra Leone.

He had asked the UN-backed special court in The Hague to serve his jail term in Rwanda instead, which he said would be easier for his family.

The plea fell on deaf ears and Taylor, the first head of state to be convicted since the Nuremberg trials, was handed over to representatives of Her Majesty’s Prison Service after his plane landed at 11am, the Hague court said.

“Charles Ghankay Taylor . . . was transferred today from the Netherlands and the custody of the Special Court to the United Kingdom, where he will serve the remainder of his 50-year sentence for war crimes and crimes against humanity.”

Taylor is likely to serve the rest of his sentence in a British jail, according to a confidential deal made in 2007 shortly after Taylor’s arrest.

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The former president, 65, is likely to spend the rest of his life behind bars after the UN-backed special court last month upheld his sentence for arming rebels during Sierra Leone’s brutal civil war during the 1990s.

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Taylor’s landmark sentence–on 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity–was the first handed down by an international court against a former head of state since the Nazi trials at Nuremberg in 1946.

He had been arrested in 2006 and sentenced at The Hague last year for “some of the most heinous crimes in human history”.

As Liberia’s president from 1997 to 2003, Taylor supplied guns and ammunition to rebels in neighbouring Sierra Leone in a conflict notorious for its mutilations, drugged child soldiers and sex slaves, judges said.

Taylor will be given credit for the time he served in detention since his arrest in March 2006, the court said.

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  • Black African “armies,” “rebel groups,” “militias,” etc. are really nothing more than enhanced street gangs. They are what black American street gangs like the Bloods, Cryps, Gangster Disciples, etc. would have already become by now if the white man’s law and CJ system wasn’t around to keep them in check.

    • NeanderthalDNA

      Ah Liberia, font of warlords extraordinaire, like generals Mosquito, his mortal enemy Mosquito Spray, no less than two generals Bin Laden, and the cannibal cum Christian minister, General Butt Naked. Mr. Taylor was a political genius, winning election once on the slogan,

      “He killed my ma, he killed my pa, but I’m voting for him anyway.”

      And who wouldn’t?

      Google Vice World’s guide to Liberia. It’s a great place.

      • The first time I watched it, and I have watched it a few times, here’s the thought that ran through my head:

        Why do “we” (using that term loosely) care that their diaspora isn’t voting for us? Why would “we” even want their votes? Who wants to be part of a party or movement that has any appreciable support from these kind of people?

        • NeanderthalDNA

          That part where the guy went into “West Point” slum where they defecate on the beach and that kid with the South Carolina State Education lottery tee shirt…

          And the kid on heroin…

          And the brothel…

          That guy barely got out of the place alive.

          To be honest, Butt Naked seemed about the sanest person there. Kind of charming actually, after watching Charles Taylor and henchman chop off the previous president’s ear while sucking down tall boy buds…

          It’s really truly HELL on earth. All libtards should watch that documentary.

          • All libtards should watch that documentary.

            Then what? They’ll blame it on poverty, slavery, white racism.

            One of my favorite parts is when one of the Vice documentarians went with Butt Naked to the church where he preached, and was aghast that some of the people that were there listening to him preach had relatives that either he or his gang murdered. You and I and almost everyone reading these words and everyone that reads HBD lit are not surprised by that scene. It’s because blacks so live in the here and now that their murdered relatives never even existed.

            As far as Butt Naked, the answer is no more complicated than he got older and the T-tank ran low. But don’t worry, there will be plenty more Butt Nakeds in Liberia’s future.

          • NeanderthalDNA

            Yeah. I liked the guy volunteering to go fight Al Quada with his soldiers in exchange for American gibsmedat. Thanks, buddy. We’ll be back in touch with you later…

            But having been in the third world before (nicer parts) I don’t need to get anywhere near there to know that Hell exists right here on earth and that it’s populated by demons incarnate. Libtards, however, need to go there in person to understand, and they need to take the budget tour.

            That would be a great “Survivor” theme – drop some stupid white libtards down in the jungle of Liberia with a hundred dollars and some trade-able bling and see if they can make it to the airport and get the hell out of Hell. Getting tortured, raped, and/or robbed earns extra prizes, like lifetime health insurance or something.

    • Jackryanvb

      Agreed. And Ron Paul and Rand Paul are reaching out to Eric “My People” Holder to have tens of thousands of these brutal Black gang members released from prison. The R&R Paul Libertarian loons insist that Blacks in prison for drug crimes are victims of RACISM and this harkens back to the days of Jim Crow.

      Get ready folks, we’ve only got about month left before Rand Paul or Ron Paul announce another Libertarian campaign for President of the United States and then we’ll get full time, day in day out Libertarian loon racial treason, pandering, same old, same – they’ve been running nonstop for President since 1988, never any chance of winning anything, shameless pandering to all non Whites including the nasty Muslim terrorists that mass murdered our people on 9-11-01.

      • Forget Rand Paul.

        Behold the real 45th President of These United States.

  • Spartacus

    I don’t care.

  • IstvanIN

    Why not let the Africans keep their criminals?

    • An African “nation” would eventually release these creeps.

      • IstvanIN

        As long as he is in Africa is it our concern?

        • The problem with that approach is that guys like Charles Taylor create refugee crises that the West feels obliged to respond to. No sane white person wants Europe to allow more blacks in, and jailing Taylor costs less than feeding and housing a bunch of groids on welfare.

          • NeanderthalDNA

            Have you seen the Vice World video? Those images say so much more than mere words. Burn into the brain. It’s always funny watching the kool libleftyesque guys they send to these places as dissonant and discomforting reality slaps them in the face repeatedly and mercilessly.

          • gemjunior

            Ha ha ha I love what you are saying ! So true. They just sputter and stammer and stutter like Ralph Cramden. Liberals put on the SPOT and speechless LOL LMAO ROFL! One time I put on the video on my laptop on the kitchen table forcing my mother who was drinking a cup of tea to see the images. It was from one video, Africa Addio, where the tribe are putting their heads under the deluge of cow pee and rubbing dirt all over their bodies and the babies’ faces. OH and then some of the men and boys jamming their own faces into the cow’s butt or nether regions – or whatever it was they were doing. High culture that really must be disseminated to the masses of Europeans still living in their benighted, un-enriched, bland, whitebread, beige, colorless, orderly, uptight, rule-embroiled countries (whichever aren’t already crawling with turd worlders).

  • David Ashton

    What’s wrong with Rwanda?

    No, don’t tell me.

  • Pro_Whitey

    Watch out! That feller escaped from the Plymouth (MA) House of Correction before getting back to Liberia to take the place over. As for the U.K. v. Rwanda, I think he’s pulling one of those “Oh, please, don’t throw me in that briar patch” arguments. If he’s in the U.K., how long do you think it takes for his family to secure permanent residence on the dole in the U.K.? Not long, I would think.

    • joesolargenius

      Charles Taylor claimed he escaped from that jail in Mass. with help from the CIA which did admit later on that he had worked for them but they couldn’t talk about it.The woman who is the elected leader of Liberia at the present moment has worked for extremely large banks including the World Bank ,Citi Bank and the biggest of all the Hong Kong Shanghai Bank which is actually a British Bank.Countries are being looted of their wealth either by force or by stealth and that effects America negatively as many of their dissidents come here.

  • bigone4u

    I hope the Brits reserve an adjoining cell for Obama and Holder, who are also guilty of heinous crimes against humanity.

    • frederickdixon

      Speaking as an Englishman, I’d like to know why my country, which has no connection whatsoever with Liberia, has to bear the cost and inconvenience of accommodating this man for maybe twenty odd years.
      As for Obama and Holder, I don’t want them either. Come the revolution, I suggest that you spare yourselves the expense of imprisoning them by buying a rope.

      • bigone4u

        I was thinking the same thing, about why Taylor is being sent to Britain. Your lefty politicians over there are mighty generous in spending taxpayer dollars. As to your second suggestion, I have $10 in my wallet right now, which would buy enough rope to get the job done, assuming Obama and Holder can be brought to trial and convicted in an international tribunal.

  • MBlanc46

    Charles Taylor is the scum of the earth, but I do question the legitimacy of a court in the Hague to try him for crimes committed in Liberia.

    • Crimes against humanity carry universal jurisdiction. If I exhorted you to kill everyone with a name like N’DeShawnLaTavious Jackson, I could – and would – expect the same. Fortunately I don’t say things that might incite genocide. Even if I did, I would take the rap and never implicate anyone else. What would the Hague do: hang me twice?

      • MBlanc46

        I get the purported justification. I just don’t accept it or the idea of a “crime against humanity”.

        • Rhialto

          There may be (probably is) a hidden agenda at work. What the Internationalist Liberals are doing is establishing legal precedent for international agencies having police power over individuals. The power to arrest, and the power to punish.

          You may not care what happens to an African thug, but what the “Special Court” did to ex-Prez. Taylor, in the future, it could do to ex-Prez. Bush II or to you. Will your sacred constitution protect you? Not if the FedClourt doesn’t want you to be protected.

          • I can’t be afraid of a certainty; it is a waste of time. That said, I understand that there are destructive things that the international community shouldn’t have to tolerate, and that the senseless TNB Rwandan genocide left a bad taste in their mouths.

            As for the law, nothing protected me from an FBI agent repeatedly lying under oath against me in federal court. I am under no illusions whatever as to what the law is worth.

  • StillModerated

    Oh well. Taylor will convert to mohammedism so he can wear a silly Afro-hat, grow a beard and complain about Spam being on the menu. The British have gone soft.

    • There are probably already so many Hindus and Muslimes in British prisons that the safe bet is the only meats served there are poultry and fish.

  • itdoesnotmatter

    “Taylor supplied guns and ammunition to rebels in neighbouring Sierra Leon…..”[snip]

    But…wait, isn’t our Islamist in Chief supplying rebels and terrorists with arms and ammo???? [Think Benghazi massacre] Anyone have the Hague on speed dial?

  • It isn’t the Hague, though that is where the court is located for the sake of convenience. If former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld traveled abroad, he could be arrested anywhere and tried anywhere – by any court – as a war criminal, for authorizing prisoner abuse and torture.

    Universal jurisdiction also applies to piracy on the high seas.

  • Point taken, but if the actions in question were criminal in both countries (orchestrating mass murder mass-mutilation and and mass-rape in this case), where is the problem? This isn’t the same as if I were being extradited from Colorado to Iran or Saudi Arabia for blasphemy, as blasphemy is not a crime in the US, and is in fact protected speech under the First Amendment.

    As for “unelected rulers”, both the Netherlands and United Kingdom have elected parliaments. The Netherlands granted universal suffrage to all men and women aged 23 and over in 1919, and lowered the age requirement to 18 in 1971.

  • itdoesnotmatter

    Yep, Presto, they did. There’s no end to their crimes against humanity, especially American White people.

  • Jackryanvb

    “As Liberia’s president from 1997 to 2003, Taylor supplied guns and ammunition to rebels in neighbouring Sierra Leone in a conflict notorious for its mutilations, drugged child soldiers and sex slaves, judges said.”

    There ought to be a law against that sort of thing!