Prisoner abuse in the Hague?

Charles Taylor, now residing in a Hague jail cell, has some complaints. The food, it appears, is “Eurocentric.” And Secretary-General Kofi Annan presumed to call him a criminal rather than a suspect. Could another ex-dictator soon be on a hunger strike? British prison authorities are no doubt watching the saga with interest: They’ve agreed to host ...

By , a professor at Indiana University’s Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies.
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Charles Taylor, now residing in a Hague jail cell, has some complaints. The food, it appears, is "Eurocentric." And Secretary-General Kofi Annan presumed to call him a criminal rather than a suspect. Could another ex-dictator soon be on a hunger strike? British prison authorities are no doubt watching the saga with interest: They've agreed to host Mr. Taylor should he be convicted.

Charles Taylor, now residing in a Hague jail cell, has some complaints. The food, it appears, is “Eurocentric.” And Secretary-General Kofi Annan presumed to call him a criminal rather than a suspect. Could another ex-dictator soon be on a hunger strike? British prison authorities are no doubt watching the saga with interest: They’ve agreed to host Mr. Taylor should he be convicted.

David Bosco is a professor at Indiana University’s Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies. He is the author of The Poseidon Project: The Struggle to Govern the World’s Oceans. Twitter: @multilateralist

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