Dutch Court Jails Arms Supplier of Former Liberian President

Guus Kouwenhoven, 74, was convicted for being an accessory to war crimes for smuggling arms to former president Charles Taylor.

Former rebels wait to exchange their weapons for cash (file photo).

  • Liberia:   Taylor's Confidant Convicted

    New Republic, 24 April 2017

    An international timber trader who used his business as cover for smuggling weapons into West Africa in defiance of a UN arms embargo has been sentenced to 19 years in prison. Read more »

  • Liberia:   Taylor Allies Join Him in Prison

    New Dawn, 24 April 2017

    A Dutch court has sentenced Mr. GusKouwenhoven, a former allied of jailed ex-President Charles Taylor to 19 years in prison for war crimes and arm smuggling here during Liberia's… Read more »


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