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Liberia’s Taylor says US arranged escape

Fled Mass. facility before extradition

Charles Taylor is now on trial in The Hague for war crimes. Charles Taylor is now on trial in The Hague for war crimes.
By Bryan Bender
Globe Staff / July 17, 2009

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The mystery has lingered for more than two decades, spawning conspiracy theories about the US government’s connection to one of Africa’s most brutal leaders: How did Charles G. Taylor escape from a Massachusetts county jail in 1985, setting him on the road to a bloody reign as Liberia’s president? (Full article: 1013 words)

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