June 20, 2006

Charles Taylor arrived in The Hague: report

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Former Liberian president Charles
Taylor has arrived in the Netherlands for his trial at the
International Criminal Court in The Hague, Dutch news agency
ANP reported on Tuesday.

Taylor, who was flown in from the compound of the
U.N.-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone, has been charged
with war crimes. His trial is due be held in The Hague after
the United Nations Security Council on June 16 authorized his

The Freetown tribunal had asked the Netherlands to host the
case at the International Criminal Court because of security
concerns, but needed a third country to volunteer as his

Britain drafted the U.N. resolution after promising last
Thursday to jail Taylor, one of Africa's most feared warlords,
if he is found guilty.