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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Charles Taylor Said To Vanish In Nigeria

As an update to a previous post here is some bizarre news from the Washington Post:

Former Liberian president Charles Taylor has vanished from a guarded government compound in southeastern Nigeria, authorities reported Tuesday, just days after an announcement by officials here opened the way for his transfer to an international war crimes tribunal.

The whereabouts of Taylor, 58, who had lived in exile in Nigeria for 2 1/2 years, remained unknown by the end of the day. But it was clear his disappearance had scuttled plans for a quick turnover to a U.N.-backed tribunal in Sierra Leone. The court there has indicted him for war crimes and crimes against humanity, including mass rape and murder, stemming from a civil war in Sierra Leone that many blame him for fomenting.

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--Tom Hayes


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