United States Justice Dept. brings first charges for torture abroad. Ex-Liberian president’s son, Chuckie Taylor Indicted for torture in Liberia.

by Human Rights Watch

(New York) – The US Department of Justice today took a major step against impunity for atrocities in bringing its first-ever criminal charges for torture committed outside the United States.

The Justice Department indicted Charles “Chuckie” Taylor, Jr., son of the former Liberian president and currently in custody in Miami, for torture committed in Liberia.