An African warlord guilty of crimes against humanity is suing Britain for denying him his right to a family life. Charles Taylor is serving 50 years in a Durham jail. The UK agreed to imprison him after he was convicted at the Hague of a horrifying campaign of rape, murder and terrorism that cost tens of thousands of lives in Sierra Leone. But yesterday the 66-year-old lodged legal papers claiming his detention in Britain denies his human rights. He says his wife and 15 children – some of them criminals too – should not have to travel from Africa to visit him. Full story >>
A warlord a leader of a military group who is not officially recognized and who fights against other leaders, groups, or governments. • The International Criminal Court has sentenced a Congolese warlord to 12 years in prison.