Thursday, December 07, 2006

I Can't Wait To Hear His Defense


MIAMI, Florida (AP) -- The son of former Liberian President Charles Taylor was indicted Wednesday on U.S. charges of committing torture as chief of a paramilitary unit during his father's regime.

The indictment marks the first time a 12-year-old federal anti-torture law has ever been used, U.S. officials said.


The indictment said that in 2002, a man was abducted from his home, and Emmanuel and others burned him with an iron, forced him at gunpoint to hold scalding water, applied electric shocks to his genitals and other body parts and rubbed salt in this wounds.

His lawyers can simply dust off Bush administration memos on what constitutes torture and hand them to the judge.