From the BBC web site: Charles Taylor in handcuffs. I asked around about the black vest and was told:
It's a body armor vest, with the pocket in the front to put a ceramic plate. It's raining, and they give him a wet jacket, so the nylon can look like leather on the picture, and they dind't adjust the size for that fat guy.
Also, I now have a Flickr photoset of related photos.