The UN-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone has sentenced a former defence investigator to two-and-a-half years in prison after being found guilty of interfering with prosecution witnesses.

Prince Taylor was sentenced to two years on each of the four counts of interfering with witnesses who had testified in the Charles Taylor trial, and two-and-a-half years for interfering with former rebel Eric Koi Senessie.


According to Justice Teresa Doherty who gave the ruling Thursday, the terms will run concurrently from October 2012, when he was taken into custody.

Prince Taylor was convicted on 25 January 2013 on five counts of contempt of court.

The Court found that Prince Taylor, attempted to induce four witnesses to withdraw their testimonies.