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Open letter to Permanent Representatives at the African Union (AU) regarding the case of Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia, indicted for crimes against humanity and war crimes

, Index number: IOR 63/007/2004

This letter expresses Amnesty International's dismay at the AU decision which congratulated the Republic of Nigeria for granting asylum to Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia. The action by the Government of Nigeria in allowing Charles Taylor to enter Nigerian territory without threat of arrest and prosecution goes against the wish of the international community that impunity for crimes against humanity, war crimes and other grave crimes must come to an end.

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