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Saturday, February 05, 2011

Federal judge ordered son of Liberia ex-president to pay $22 million to torture victims

On February 5, 2010, a judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida ordered a final judgment of $22 million against Charles Emmanuel Taylor, Jr., the son of former Liberian president Charles Taylor, to be paid to five torture victims. Taylor was charged with torture while he was in charge of Liberia's Anti-Terrorism Unit (ATU). The order issued by the judge outlined "the multiple forms of torture; cruel, inhuman, or degrading punishment or treatment; arbitrary arrest and prolonged detention to which the plaintiffs were subjected and recognizes the past, present and future physical and mental suffering those abuses inflicted."

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