Sierra Leone trial: 80 years urged for Charles Taylor

Prosecutors in the trial of former Liberian president Charles Taylor have said he should be handed an 80-year sentence following his war crimes conviction in The Hague last week.

In a brief, the team told the Special Court for Sierra Leone the "extreme magnitude" of the crimes he committed warranted the long-term sentence.

The 64-year old was found guilty on 11 counts, including rape and murder, relating to the Sierra Leone civil war.

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