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Praise for Guilty Verdicts in Taylor Trial

Journalists take notes as they listen to the verdict of the trial against former Liberian President Charles Taylor, seen on the screen in the court room of the Special Court for Sierra Leone in Leidschendam, near The Hague, Netherlands, April 26, 2012.

Two former officials of the U.N.-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone say justice was done in the trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor.

At a courtroom at The Hague, Taylor was found guilty of 11 counts related to Sierra Leone's long and brutal war, including murder, sexual enslavement, rape, the use of child soldiers and other war crimes and crimes against humanity. Taylor was convicted of supporting Revolutionary United Front (RUF) rebels, who committed many astrocities, including amputations.

Alan White is the former first chief of investigations for the special court. Click on the link below to hear his interview with VOA reporter Joe De Capua.

De Capua also spoke with Syracuse University Law professor David Crane, the former chief prosecutor for the special court and the man who signed Taylor's indictment.

Also reacting to the gulity verdicts is former VOA reporter Josephine Kamara, who reported on the war in her homeland. Kamara is now a media analyst in Nigeria.

Taylor will be sentenced next month. Both White and Crane expect him to spend the rest of his life in prison.