Canada Welcomes Judgment of Special Court for Sierra Leone in Case of Charles Taylor
4/26/2012 6:30:02 PM -
OTTAWA, Canada, April 26, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement:
'Canada welcomes this unanimous judgment. Nothing can undo what was done. This ruling will hopefully be of some solace for those still grieving and still healing.
'This is a man who abused his office and violated the basic dignity of the men, women and children who were terrorized, oppressed and assaulted. May this be a message to ruthless tyrants everywhere that no one is above the law. Those who violate basic rights and the laws of war, use rape as a weapon and rob children of their innocence, will be held to account.'