Friday, June 23, 2006

Taylor taken to Hague for trial LONDON, England (CNN) -- Former Liberian President Charles Taylor arrived Tuesday in the Netherlands, where he will stand trial on 11 war crimes charges, an International Criminal Court spokeswoman said. Taylor was taken to the detention center of the ICC in Scheveningen in The Hague, the court said. It is the same center where former Yugoslav leader Slodoban Milosevic, who died of a heart attack earlier this year, was held. Milosevic also faced war crimes charges. Taylor is accused of fueling a bloody civil war in Sierra Leone that led to widespread murder, rape and mutilation. (read more)