Tuesday, November 25, 2003

Nigeria: Obasanjo would "persuade" Taylor to stand trial

Nigeria would hand over former Liberian President Charles Taylor to Liberia if that country wanted to try him for war crimes, President Olusegun Obasanjo said Tuesday.

...But Obasanjo said he would "persuade him" to go to Liberia if that country sought to try him.

"If Liberia asks him to come home and face something I believe he will understand sufficiently the need to go," he told foreign journalists at his farm near Lagos. (link)