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Members of the prosecution, Brenda J. Hollis (front row, 3rd R), Nicholas Koumjian (front, 4th R), Mohammed Bangura (2nd R) and Nina Tavakoli (R) wait on January 22, 2013 for the start of the appeals hearing of former Liberian President Charles Taylor at the Special Court for Sierra Leone in Leidschendam, The Netherlands. The former Liberian warlord began his appeal at the Special Court for Sierre Leone's against his 50-year prison sentence for fuelling the west African nation's savage civil war. Appeals judges are to hear arguments from prosecutors demanding a heavier sentence and from the former strongman's lawyers calling for his 50-year sentence to be quashed or reduced. Judges said he aided and abetted rebel forces fighting against Freetown during Sierra Leone's 10-year civil war, known for its mutilations, drugged child soldiers and sex slaves. AFP PHOTO / POOL / PETER DEJONG - netherlands out - (Photo credit should read PETER DEJONG/AFP/Getty Images)
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Members of the prosecution, Brenda J. Hollis (front row, 3rd R), Nicholas Koumjian (front, 4th R), Mohammed Bangura (2nd R) and Nina Tavakoli (R) wait on January 22, 2013 for the start of the appeals hearing of former Liberian President Charles Taylor at the Special Court for Sierra Leone in Leidschendam, The Netherlands. The former Liberian warlord began his appeal at the Special Court for Sierre Leone's against his 50-year prison sentence for fuelling the west African nation's savage civil war. Appeals judges are to hear arguments from prosecutors demanding a heavier sentence and from the former strongman's lawyers calling for his 50-year sentence to be quashed or reduced. Judges said he aided and abetted rebel forces fighting against Freetown during Sierra Leone's 10-year civil war, known for its mutilations, drugged child soldiers and sex slaves. AFP PHOTO / POOL / PETER DEJONG - netherlands out - (Photo credit should read PETER DEJONG/AFP/Getty Images)
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Members of the prosecution Brenda J Hollis Nicholas Koumjian Mohammed... News Photo 159868271Charles Taylor,Court Hearing,Former,Horizontal,Law,Legal Appeal,Liberia,Netherlands,People,Prosecution,Special Court for Sierra Leone,Start,Trial,WaitingPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPMembers of the prosecution, Brenda J. Hollis (front row, 3rd R), Nicholas Koumjian (front, 4th R), Mohammed Bangura (2nd R) and Nina Tavakoli (R) wait on January 22, 2013 for the start of the appeals hearing of former Liberian President Charles Taylor at the Special Court for Sierra Leone in Leidschendam, The Netherlands. The former Liberian warlord began his appeal at the Special Court for Sierre Leone's against his 50-year prison sentence for fuelling the west African nation's savage civil war. Appeals judges are to hear arguments from prosecutors demanding a heavier sentence and from the former strongman's lawyers calling for his 50-year sentence to be quashed or reduced. Judges said he aided and abetted rebel forces fighting against Freetown during Sierra Leone's 10-year civil war, known for its mutilations, drugged child soldiers and sex slaves. AFP PHOTO / POOL / PETER DEJONG - netherlands out - (Photo credit should read PETER DEJONG/AFP/Getty Images)