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Taylor boycotts resumption of his war crimes trial

Former Liberian president Charles Taylor boycotted the resumption of his war crimes trial Monday, again blocking efforts to try him on charges of arming Sierra Leone rebels and orchestrating a murderous terror campaign they waged during their country's 10-year civil war.

"I got a call this morning that Mr. Taylor said he will not be in court," said Vincent Nmehielle, the court's principal defender who is responsible for ensuring Taylor can mount an adequate defense to the charges. "He said the chamber knows why he will not be in court."