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Jailed Liberian ex-president wants his pension

MONROVIA, Liberia — Charles Taylor may be locked up while appealing his 50-year sentence for war crimes, but the former Liberian president still wants his impoverished country to pay his pension

The 64-year-old who was once one of West Africa’s most powerful figures has written Liberia’s Senate seeking at least $25,000 per year in retirement pay he insists he’s owed under the constitution.

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