Policeman guards the Special Court for Sierra Leone during a live broadcast of the verdict convicting former Liberian president Taylor of war crimes in Freetown

 
Policeman guards the Special Court for Sierra Leone during a live broadcast of the verdict convicting former Liberian president Taylor of war crimes in Freetown
A policeman guards the Special Court for Sierra Leone during 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. The 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)