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Not going to offer war crimes court a fig leaf, says Taylor’s lawyer

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The front of the ICC, The Hague, March 2010. CC licence: http://www.charlestaylortrial.org

Charles Taylor’s defence lawyer walked out of the Sierra Leone war crimes court in protest on Tuesday. British attorney Courtenay Griffiths told RFI that the court is a “farce” and riding “roughshod” over his client’s rights. The ex-Liberian president denies 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed in Sierra Leone.

Interview: Lawyer Courtenay Griffiths

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Written by Daniel Finnan

8 February 2011 at 21:13