Monday, March 08, 2004

Liberia: Charles Taylor's home searched

Prosecutors from the U.N.-backed war crimes court for Sierra Leone are searching homes of the exiled Mr. Taylor in Liberia, looking for money, documents, diamonds and weapons.

A warrant issued by directive of Liberia's transitional government says the searches began late Friday with the help of U.N. peacekeepers at Mr. Taylor's main residence, known as the "White Flower," in Monrovia and are to continue in other residences he owns throughout the west African nation. (link)
The War Crimes Court has indicted Taylor and wants Nigeria to hand him over to stand trial. (More on that here.)