The transcripts of the trial of Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia. More…

  • Good morning. I notice some changes of appearance. Mr Bangura?

  • Good morning Madam President, good morning your Honours and counsel opposite. Your Honours, representation for the Prosecution is the same as yesterday: Brenda J Hollis; myself, Mohamed A Bangura; and Ms Maja Dimitrova. Thank you, your Honours.

  • Thank you, Mr Bangura. Mr Munyard?

  • Good morning your Honours, counsel opposite. The Defence today are represented by myself, Terry Munyard, Morris Anyah and Scott Schaeffer. I am in a slightly different position today, Madam President, because the computer to my right is not fully functioning, it is only partially functioning this morning, and I hope that I don't have any problems with mixing up microphones and headphones today.

  • [Open session]

  • [The accused present]

  • [Upon commencing at 9.30 a.m.]

  • If there is a problem we will do what we can to help. If there are no other matters I will remind the witness of his oath? No.

    Mr Witness, good morning. I again remind you, as I have done on other mornings, that you have taken the oath to tell the truth, that oath is still binding on you and you must answer questions truthfully. Do you understand?