Liberia ex-warlord Taylor sues for pensions, benefits

Charles Taylor. PHOTO/FILE/COURTESY 

What you need to know:

  • He is currently serving a 50-year sentence in a British prison after being convicted in 2012 by a special court in The Hague of fuelling civil conflict in Sierra Leone.

Former Liberian warlord-turned-president Charles Taylor, jailed for five decades for war crimes, has filed a lawsuit against his country's government over its "refusal" to pay his pension and retirement benefits, according to a court statement.

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