Charles Taylor Appeals War Crimes Case

Prosecutors have urged a U.N.-backed Special Court of Sierra Leone to reject an appeal from former Liberian President Charles Taylor to have his war crimes conviction overturned.

Mr. Taylor is appealing his conviction and a 50-year prison sentence for acts of terrorism, murder, rape and recruiting child soldiers during Sierra Leone’s decade-long civil war.

A two-day session of oral arguments got underway at The Hague on Tuesday.

During the session, Mr. Taylor’s attorney, Christopher …