The verdict today, comes after four years of hearings at the special court for Sierra Leone. He was found guilty of providing sustained support for rebels during their reign of terror in the neighboring West African state.
The United Nations backed Court in The Hague has found Former President of Liberia, Charles Taylor guilty of aiding and abetting war crimes.
The verdict on Thursday, comesfour years after the hearings at the special court for Sierra Leone begun. He was found guilty of providing sustained support for rebels during their reign of terror in the neighboring West African state.
Taylor is also accused of participating in the planning of certain attacks, including the assault on Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone.
Taylor, 64, the first African head of state to be brought before an international tribunal, had pleaded not guilty to all 11 charges.
The judges however said the former leader was not responsible for ordering the commission of the crimes as he did not have command and control of the rebel groups.
Justice Richard Lussick was the presiding judge.
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The judge said Taylor would be sentenced on 30 May after a hearing on 16 May.