Liberia: Opposing Views on Taylor's Benefits

Former President Charles Taylor's move to claim benefits from the Liberian government has sparked a major split in public opinion.

  • Liberia:   Public Split Over Taylor's Benefit - U.S.$225,000 At Stake

    Informer, 17 January 2013

    Former President Charles Ghankay Taylor's letter to the Liberian Government requesting amenities allegedly due him under the laws of the country has provoked serious public debate,… Read more »

  • Liberia:   Doubts Over Taylor's Letter

    New Democrat, 17 January 2013

    Doubts have emerged over the authenticity of the letter purported to have been written from The Hague by jailed former president Charles Taylor who is reportedly demanding nine… Read more »

  • Liberia:   Lawmakers Debate Former President Taylor's Benefit Demands

    Heritage, 17 January 2013

    The Plenary of the Liberian Senate is expected to hold a debate today, Thursday, January 17, 2013 on a formal communication addressed to it by former Liberian President Charles… Read more »

  • Liberia:   Taylor Asks Government for Benefits

    Informer, 16 January 2013

    Former Liberian President Charles G. Taylor has written the Liberian Senate to prevail on the Executive through Ministry of Finance to pay his annuities as a former President of… Read more »

  • Liberia:   Charles Taylor Writes Senate for Benefits

    Inquirer, 16 January 2013

    Liberia's former President, Charles G. Taylor has asked the Liberian Senate to ensure that he gets his benefit as former President of Liberia. In a letter to the Senate, former… Read more »

  • Liberia:   Taylor Claims Benefits

    New Democrat, 16 January 2013

    From his solitary confinement in The Hague, convicted former President Charles Taylor is reported to have written the legislators back home, claiming retirement benefits not less… Read more »

  • Liberia:   Taylor Demands Benefits From GOL

    Heritage, 16 January 2013

    Former Liberian President Charles Ghankay Taylor is demanding from the current Government of Liberia (GoL) what he calls all benefits as 21st President of Liberia. The former… Read more »

  • Liberia:   Taylor Demands U.S.$25,000 Monthly

    New Dawn, 16 January 2013

    Former President Charles Taylor has written a three-page communication to the Liberian Senate, requesting for benefits, including cash, diplomatic protection, and diplomatic… Read more »

Photo: Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera television news records the moment Charles Taylor was sentenced.