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Charles Taylor’s sentence upheld at war crimes tribunal

Former Liberian president Charles Taylor's 50-year prison sentence has been upheld, making it likely that he'll spend the rest of his life in jail.

Brutal warlord ‘deserves’ life in jail

Charles Taylor's 50-year sentence for war crimes shows that no man is above the law, writes Owen Bowcott.

UK court dangles legal lifeline above Assange

Julian Assange may have lost his appeal against being extradited to Sweden to face rape charges, but his legal battle in Britain isn't over just yet.

Charles Taylor: ‘What I did was in honour’

Convicted war criminal Charles Taylor has accused the international community of selectively targeting African heads of state with prosecutions.

Kenyans tortured in colonial times can sue British government

Four Kenyans who claimed they were tortured at the hands of British colonial officials during the Mau Mau insurgency have won the right to sue.

Internet freedom ‘is a matter for the UN’

The UN should set up a commission to look at the conflicts between privacy and freedom of expression on the internet because the issue is global.

LRA steps up attacks in northern DRC

As many as 320 000 people in the north of the country have been displaced by the LRA as it extends its abduction and terror raids.

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