Former Liberian President Charles Taylor (pictured right) has walked out of his war crimes trial in The Hague, describing the case against him as politically motivated. Judges have ordered proceedings to continue in his absence.
AP - Charles Taylor’s war crimes trial is ending the way it began - with the former Liberian president boycotting proceedings and claiming they are politically motivated and unfair.
Taylor briefly stayed in his seat but later refused to return to the courtroom after a break. Griffiths said it would have been “unseemly” if Taylor had tried to walk out with his lawyer and had struggled with his U.N. guards.
Date created : 2011-02-08