The Province

Lawyer urges 80 years


THE HAGUE — The chief prosecutor in the trial of Charles Taylor has sought an 80-year sentence after the Liberian former president’s conviction for war crimes, according to a document made public Thursday.

The prosecutor said the term would be fair given Taylor’s role in arming and aiding rebels who killed and mutilated thousands in neighbouri­ng Sierra Leone during the 1991-2001 civil war, one of the most brutal conflicts in modern history.

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