Charles Taylor

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Charles McArthur Ghankay Taylor (born 28 January 1948) is a Liberian politician and convicted war criminal. He was the 22nd President of Liberia from 2 August 1997 until his resignation on 11 August 2003.[1][2]

Charles Taylor
Taylor seated at a desk
22nd President of Liberia
In office
2 August 1997 – 11 August 2003
Vice President
Preceded byRuth Perry (Chairperson of the Council of State)
Succeeded byMoses Blah
Personal details
Born
Charles McArthur Taylor

(1948-01-28) 28 January 1948 (age 72)
Arthington, Montserrado County, Liberia
Political partyPeople's Redemption Council (expelled in 1983)
National Patriotic
Spouse(s)
Enid Tupee
(m. 1979; div. 1997)

Jewel Howard
(m. 1997; div. 2006)

Victoria Addison (m. 2002)
Children14, including Charles
Alma materBentley University
OccupationWarlord, Former Head of State
Military service
Allegiance Liberia
Years of service1989-2003
RankCommander
CommandsLiberian Army
Battles/wars
Years active1997–2003
Conviction(s)Crimes against humanity including, acts of terrorism, murder, atrocities against personal dignity, rape, slavery, mutilation, use of children under the age of 15 in armed forces or groups, or use them to actively participate in hostilities, looting and other acts inhuman
Criminal penalty50 years in prison
Details
Victims+100.000
Date apprehended
March 29th, 2006
Imprisoned atHM Prison Frankland

ReferencesEdit

  1. Quist-Arcton, Ofeibea (11 August 2003). "Liberia: Charles Ghankay Taylor, Defiant And Passionate To The End". allAfrica.com. Retrieved 18 January 2008.
  2. Agencies (2003-08-11). "Liberian president Taylor steps down". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2020-02-28.