According to a July 23, 2003 press release by the Swiss Federal Department of Justice, "Around 2 million Swiss francs has been frozen in accounts held by two persons associated with the Liberian president Charles Taylor. No accounts held directly by President Taylor have been found, however." The press release also noted that "The Federal Office of Justice (FOJ) has delegated enactment of the legal assistance application from the Special Court for Sierra Leone to the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland." The Federal Office of Justice had issued a prior statement stating that acting on a June 19, 2003 request by the Special Court for Sierre Leone, that it had ordered that any accounts of Liberian President Charles Taylor and further persons be blocked as a provisional measure. (Source: Federal Department of Justice and Police, "2 million frozen in Taylor case," press release dated July 23, 2003, posted at http://www.bj.admin.ch/bj/en/home/dokumentation/medieninformationen/2003...).
According to the Special Court for the Sierra Leone, in September 2013, Mr. Taylor's appeal was denied. (Source: Special Court for the Sierra Leone, In the Appeals Chamber, Judgment of September 23, 2013, accessed at http://www.sc-sl.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=t14fjFP4jJ8%3D&tabid=5). Unknown as to the unnamed associates.
Swiss Federal Office of Justice, "2 million frozen in Taylor case," Press Release dated July 23, 2003, posted at http://www.ejpd.admin.ch/content/ejpd/en/home/dokumentation/mi/2003/ref_... Swiss Federal Office of Justice, "Taylor's accounts blocked as provisional measure," Press Release dated June 23, 2003, at http://www.ejpd.admin.ch/content/ejpd/en/home/dokumentation/mi/2003/ref_.... The Special Court for the Sierra Leone Website Homepage, accessed on May 3, 2011, at http://www.sc-sl.org/; Judgment, Chamber of Appeals, September 23, 2013, accessed at http://www.sc-sl.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=t14fjFP4jJ8%3D&tabid=53