condemned to 97 years in prison
The son of former Liberian President Charles Taylor Sr. was
sentenced Friday to 97 years in prison for charges including
torture and conspiracy, according to a federal court in Florida.
The U.S.-born son of Charles Taylor Sr., pictured, moved to
Liberia when his father became president.
U.S. District Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga sentenced Charles "Chuckie"
Taylor Jr., 31, in a Friday morning session that lasted four
hours, according to a court document.
Altonaga cited Taylor's "sadistic, cruel and atrocious past,"
saying it "constituted unacceptable, universally condemned
CNN, January 9, 2009
Speaking out about
Liberians allegedly tortured by the son of former president
Charles Taylor have started to go public following the younger
Taylor’s indictment in the United States on charges of war
Irin December 13, 2006
Ex-Liberian dictator's son indicted for torture
The son of former Liberian President Charles Taylor was
indicted Wednesday on U.S. charges of committing torture as
chief of a paramilitary unit during his father's regime.
(...)The younger Emmanuel is already in custody in Miami,
awaiting sentencing for falsifying his father's name to get a
passport he used to enter the United States in March. (...)
Emmanuel headed the Anti-Terrorist Unit in Liberia after his
father became president in 1997.
CNN December 6, 2006
Taylor’s son to be prosecuted for torture and
The U.S. Department of Justice should investigate with a view to
prosecuting Charles “Chuckie” Taylor, Jr., the son of former
Liberian President Charles Taylor, for torture and war crimes,
Human Rights Watch said today. 'Chuckie' Taylor headed the Anti-Terrorism Unit
that allegedly committed egregious abuses such as burning
Liberian civilians alive.
New York, May 26, 2006