APTOPIX Netherlands War Crimes Taylor

September 26, 2013 - 5:35 AM
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor, left, waits for the start of his appeal judgement at the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) in Leidschendam, near The Hague, Netherlands, Thursday Sept. 26, 2013. Judges at a U.N.-backed tribunual are delivering their judgment in Taylor’s appeal against his convictions and 50-year sentence for planning and aiding atrocities by rebels in Sierra Leone’s bloody civil war. Taylor, 65, became the first former head of state convicted by an international war crimes court since World War II when the SCSL found him guilty on April 26, 2012, of 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity including terrorism, murder, rape and using child soldiers. (AP Photo/Koen van Weel, Pool)