Amsterdam- Judges at an international court in The Hague on Wednesday denied former Liberian President, Charles Taylor’s, request to serve out the remainder of his 50-year jail sentence in Rwanda.
Taylor, 67 was convicted in 2012 of aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity during the 11-year civil war in Sierra Leone, in which over 50,000 were killed.
More thousands of people were mutilated before the war ended in 2002.
Report says Taylor is serving his sentence in a British jail but has asked to be jailed in Rwanda, where his wife could visit him more easily.
He had argued that his wife’s failure to get a British visa represented an infringement on his human right to a family life. (Reuters/NAN)