Wednesday, August 06, 2003

Charles Taylor wants charges dropped

Taylor had said he would step down next Monday. And now this ... Liberia Asks World Court to Annul Taylor Charges

The World Court is the United Nations' highest court. As an interim measure, Liberia wants the court to prevent any state acting on the indictment or arrest warrant, or from doing anything that may result in the service of the indictment and warrant, Taylor's lawyers said.

... Nigeria has offered Taylor asylum, but said on Tuesday that Taylor was now saying he would only leave Liberia if the Sierra Leone court dropped the charges.