Wednesday, September 30, 2015

JOURNAL 6: A Cold Hearted Helper




His name is Charles Taylor. Charles Taylor was the 22nd President of Liberia, serving from August 2, 1997 until his resignation on August 11, 2003. Taylor resigned because he stepped down amid accusations of war crimes. Three years later March 29, 2006 Taylor was arrested for his actions on was supplying and encouraging rebels in the Sierra Leone  civil war which went from 1991-2002. While in office, Taylor was involved in a campaign of terror, involving murder, rape, sexual slavery, looting and the conscription of children younger than 15. It has since been learned that diamond deposits were a help in the civil war for getting guns for the rebels. Taylor always wanted the rebels to stop the fighting, but then he would turn around and support the rebels in the actions hand he would even supply the guns and arms to help them in battle. On January 6, 2008 Charles Taylor went on trial after three long years. On March 9, 2011 Charles Taylor's trial ended. On April 26, 2012 Charles Taylor was  convicted of all charges from the wars which happened 15 years prior. Charles started his
sentence on May 30, 2012. He will be in prison for 50 years in a prison in the U.K.

 Charles Taylor


  1. When I did research on the RUF Charles Taylor was mentioned often in the history. He really was a cold hearted helper. All of the things he did were horrible.

  2. Something that is very interesting to me on your Journal 6 is how you wrote that Charles Taylor is going to be in prison for 50 years! There goes his life!


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