Charles Taylor was bornon 28 January 1948 in Arthington, Liberia, Liberian, is Former President of Liberia. Charles Taylor is a former politician from the country of Liberia, who is said to have adopted 'Ghankay' as his middle name to appease the natives of the country. He graduated from 'Bentley College' in U.S.A., and came back to Liberia to take part in a revolt against the President Tolbert. The young man began his career in the government led by Samel Doe, only to be charged with theft, three years into the job. He was arrested after escaping to the U.S., after which he fled from prison and settled in Libya. After getting trained by Libyan dictator Gaddafi, he returned to Liberia, overthrew Samuel Doe and soon became the President of his homeland. During his guerrilla career, he had allegedly helped cause the 'Sierra Leone Civil War', recruiting child soldiers, and killing many citizens. Meanwhile, as President, he was detested, and soon the 'Second Liberian Civil War' broke out. He was forced to resign from his post, and went into exile in Nigeria. However, he was found guilty of war crimes as well as several other charges. After being sentenced by the 'Special Court for Sierra Leone', to 50 years of imprisonment, he is now being detained in a prison in Netherlands.
After attending a series of court proceedings, he is currently being held in the Netherlands, where in 2012 he was sentenced to 50 years of imprisonment
Three years later, in 2006, the new President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, requested the Nigerian government to hand over custody of Charles
This politician has been adapted into a character in Russell Banks' novel 'The Darling', which was published in 2004
Bush urged Charles to resign, and the President of Liberia was forced to leave office on August 11, 2003
In 1999, an insurgent group by the name of 'Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy' ('LURD') began protesting against the ruling government, thus paving the way for the 'Second Liberian Civil War'
In 1997, general elections were held in Liberia, and Taylor was one of the presidential candidates
The war lasted for seven long years and finally came to an end in 1996
From Ivory Coast, the revolutionary led the 'First Liberian Civil War' in 1989, with the aim of ousting President Samuel Doe
The prisoner took the help of a few other convicts and fled from the jail on September 15, 1985
In 1983, he was removed from the post because he had stolen $1000000 from the government for personal use
Taylor took part in the uprising of April 12, 1980, under the leadership of Doe, against the President William R
Charles McArthur Ghankay Taylor was born to Nelson and his wife Bernice, on January 28, 1948, in the town of Arthington, Liberia