Agnes Taylor, wife of former President Charles Taylor, pleads not guilty in UK trialLONDON – Agnes Reeves Taylor, the ex-wife of former Liberian president Charles Taylor, on Wednesday October 10 denied torture charges relating to the Liberian civil war, entering a plea of not guilty to eight charges. The former first lady appeared at the Old Bailey court via video Tuesday from Bronzefield Prison, in Surrey, where she is being held. Madam Taylor, 52, faces accusations that she conspired to use rape to torture women during the war in 1990. Each of the torture counts states her alleged actions were “in the performance or purported performance of [her] official duties”. “I can only conclude that this is a political witch hunt to further persecute associates of former Liberian President Charles Taylor”, the sister said.
Source: Front Page Africa October 11, 2018 03:11 UTC