Charles Taylor addresses court that convicted him of war crimes
Charles Taylor begins his address before the international court in the Netherlands that found him guilty last month of aiding and abetting war crimes in Sierra Leone.
May 16, 2012
(CNN) THE HAGUE - Prosecutors have said the former Liberian president deserves an 80-year prison sentence to reflect the gravity of the crimes.
He is speaking at a sentencing hearing at the court in The Hague. The judges are due to deliver their sentencing judgment on May 30.
"Should the trial chamber decide to impose a global sentence, 80 years' imprisonment would be appropriate," Brenda Hollis, chief prosecutor for the Special Court for Sierra Leone, said in a statement earlier this month.
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