Agnes Reeves Taylor Appeared In Court In UK Via Video Link, Faces Six Charges

Agnes Reeves Taylor , wife of detained former Liberian leader,Charles Gankay Taylor

The ex-wife of former Liberian president Charles Taylor has appeared in court accused of torture offences linked to the country’s civil war.

According to a UK based news online, The Post, Agnes Reeves Taylor, 51, of Kitchener Road, Dagenham, United Kingdom faces six charges relating to alleged offences committed in the west African country between 1989 and 1991.

She appeared at the Old Bailey on Friday via video link from HMP Bronzefield in Surrey, where she is being held on remand.

Wearing a black blazer over a grey top she spoke only to confirm her identity and acknowledge she understood what had been said in court.

Reeves Taylor, a lecturer and head of department at Coventry University, faces five charges of torture and one of conspiracy to torture, the court heard.

She was arrested on June 1.

Reeves Taylor was remanded in custody ahead of a further preliminary hearing at the same court on July 20.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.