Modern leaders accused of war crimes

  • Former Liberian President Charles Taylor looks down as he waits for the start of a hearing to deliver verdict in the court room of the Special Court for Sierra Leone in Leidschendam, near The Hague, Netherlands, April 26, 2012.
    Former Liberian President Charles Taylor looks down as he waits for the start of a hearing to deliver verdict in the court room of the Special Court for Sierra Leone in Leidschendam, near The Hague, Netherlands, April 26, 2012.

    Former Liberian President Charles Taylor was convicted Thursday of aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity for supporting brutal rebels in neighboring Sierra Leone in return for "blood diamonds." Taylor is the first head of state convicted by an international court since the post-World War II Nuremberg military tribunal.

    Charles Taylor conviction a warning to strongmen?

    Taylor is part of a long parade of modern leaders accused of war crimes. The following pages take a look at what happened to some others.

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