Fmr. African Ruler Accused of Cannibalism
‘Liberia’s ex-leader, Charles Taylor, who stands trial for genocide at the Special Court for Sierra Leone in The Hague, denies charges of eating human flesh at a secret society. Taylor, who has been charged for war crimes and enticing violence in his neighboring country, Sierra Leon, during his tenure in the closing years of the 20th century, rejected allegations of cannibalism as ‘total nonsense’.
"It is sickening. You must be sick to believe it," the 61-year-old ex-president retorted to questioning prosecutors at the criminal court in The Hague on Monday. Taylor’s remarks came after a witness gave evidence during the special court proceedings that Taylor ate human flesh as a ritual in the course of a secret society congregation.’