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Miami federal judge awards $22.4 million to Liberian torture victims
The Associated Press
February 5 2010, 2:32 PM EST
MIAMI — The son of former Liberian President Charles Taylor, who commanded a brutal paramilitary unit in his father’s government, was ordered Friday by a federal judge to pay $22.4 million in damages to five Liberians who were tortured and abused during the West African nation’s bloody civil war.
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