Former Liberian dictator wants pension

March 8, 2012 at 7:45 PM
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MONROVIA, Liberia, March 8 (UPI) -- An aide to former Liberian President Charles Taylor says the deposed leader, on trial for war crimes and crimes against humanity, is pursuing severance pay.

Taylor, on trial in The Hague, Netherlands, is allegedly seeking pension benefits from his years at president.

"Mr. Taylor has not received a dime from this government in terms of his pension benefits as former president," the aide told The New Dawn, Monrovia. "Taylor told me sometime last month that he was getting a lawyer to pursue it (the case)."

The former dictator is on trial for allegedly arming rebels in Sierra Leone.

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