Warlord Charles Taylor in the Hot Seat in The Hague

Former Liberian President Charles Taylor took the stand today in The Hague and vehemently defended himself against charges of ordering rape, mutilation and amputation, calling the charges against him "a diabolical lie." Taylor said there was no "indiscriminate killing of people on his watch" and that his "revolution" was to bring stability to Liberia. Prosecutors have accused Taylor, who served as Liberia's president from 1997 to 2003, of ordering his subordinates to murder and mutilate...Full Story
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