Former Liberian President Charles Taylor, accused of arming Sierra Leone's rebels who paid him in 'blood diamonds,' listens on 30 May 2012 to the judge at the opening of the sentencing judgement hearing at the court in Leidschendam, near The Hague. Taylor will be sentenced for war crimes by the court after being convicted of arming Sierra Leone rebels in return for 'blood diamonds.' The former president was convicted on April 26 on all 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity for aiding and abetting Sierra Leone's Revolutionary United Front (RUF) rebels and their alliance partners.
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