Warlord Charles Taylor: Send Me to Rwanda

    Former Liberian President Charles Taylor sits in the courtroom during his trial  on 16 May, 2012 at the Special Court for Sierra Leone, based in Leidschendam outside The Hague, the Netherlands. Prosecutors and the defence will argue their cases before the court, ahead of Taylor's sentencing for aiding and abetting Sierra Leone's rebels in return for so-called 'blood diamonds'. AFP PHOTO - ANP - POOL / EVERT-JAN DANIELS netherlands out        (Photo credit should read EVERT JAN DANIELS/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Liberia's former President Charles Taylor is asking to leave his British prison and serve out the rest of his sentence in Rwanda, claiming that being in the U.K. denies him the right to a family life. The 66-year-old  father of 15 has filed legal papers saying that serving his sentence in the U.K. breaches his human rights. Taylor’s lawyer also says that Rwanda is a more humane place because “everything is different” in the U.K., from the “freezing cold” to the food. Taylor arrived in the U.K. last October to serve 50 years in jail for charges including terrorism, rape, murder and the use of child soldiers by rebel groups in Sierra Leone. 

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