Members of media surround double war-amputee Jarka outside Special Court for Sierra Leone after live broadcast of verdict convicting former Liberian president Taylor of war crimes in Freetown

 
Members of media surround double war-amputee Jarka outside Special Court for Sierra Leone after live broadcast of verdict convicting former Liberian president Taylor of war crimes in Freetown
Members of the media surround double war-amputee Alhaji Jusu Jarka, 46, outside the Special Court for Sierra Leone after a live broadcast of the verdict by a United Nations-backed court in the Hague convicting former Liberian president Charles Taylor of war crimes, in the country's capital Freetown April 26, 2012. Jarka had his hands amputated during the January 6, 1999 rebel attack on Freetown. The UN- backed court convicted Taylor of aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity, the first time a head of state has been found guilty by an international tribunal since the Nazi trials at Nuremberg. Taylor, 64, had been charged with 11 counts of murder, rape, conscripting child soldiers and sexual slavery during intertwined wars in Liberia and Sierra Leone, during which more than 50,000 people were killed. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)