Taylor war crimes trial delayed until June Gabriel Haboubi at 1:15 PM ET
[JURIST] The UN Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) [official website] has delayed the trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] until June 4, giving Taylors lawyers more time to prepare their defense. While the defense had asked the court to push the start of the trial to September, and the prosecution had noted that they would not be opposed to postponing the trial until July, the court's order [text, PDF] issued earlier this week cited the extensive amount of time that Taylor has currently been in pre-trial confinement in establishing the new start date.
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