Former Liberian President, Chalres Taylor. Photo: theconversation.com via Bing (CC).
Former Liberian President, Chalres Taylor. Photo: theconversation.com via Bing (CC).

Ex-wife of Charles Taylor arrested in London for torture allegations in Liberia: Former Liberian President Charles Taylor’s ex-wife, Agnes Reeves, was charged with torture in UK domestic Court. She was arrested on 1 June 2017 in London by the Metropolitan Police’s war crimes unit and faces four allegations in relation to events that took place during the Liberian civil war from December 1989 until 1991. Agnes Reeves was remanded in custody and is meant to appear at the Old Bailey on 30 June 2017. Charles Taylor, President from 1997 to 2003, was convinced for crimes against humanity and war crimes before the Special Court for Sierra Leone in 2011. He is currently serving a 50-year prison sentence in the UK. (DW ; Express ; Front Page Africa Online)