So you understand what's being described now:
"Q. What were the content - what were some of the things
you remember about the content of these communications?
A. The communications that we used to have with Sunlight
were, one, in the morning after receiving reports from our
various front lines and at times when he called he would
ask us about news on the ground and then we would tell him
that things are good, but at any time we got attacks we
would also tell him that we had an attack. That besides,
if at any time Charles Taylor needed to talk to Sam
Bockarie then Sunlight would tell us that his Pa,
Charles Taylor, said Sam Bockarie should go. That happened
at all times that he needed him and, if at all from within
the RUF Sam Bockarie wanted to move to go to Monrovia, he
would tell us that and we would tell Sunlight that Sam
Bockarie wanted to go and meet the Pa, Charles Taylor, and
they would give the go ahead and Sam Bockarie's movement
was a free movement. At any time he wanted to go to
Monrovia he was welcome.
Q. How do you know that?
A. I was in that same town with that man. I was not in a
different town and at any time he wanted to go to Monrovia
he would tell us that he was going to Monrovia. It was not
something that he hid away from us. We were there with
him. We operated with him directly. We would go to his
house, most times, yes.
Q. Explain what you mean.
A. The war that we fought in Sierra Leone, the RUF and the
Government of Liberia were like brothers and sisters and
whatsoever thing that went on within the RUF, be it good or
bad, we would have to inform Sunlight because we
communicated every day for him to have knowledge of it so
that Charles Taylor would know because whatever information
our station, that is the headquarters station, that
Sunlight received from us, Charles Taylor would be able to
Q. Why did you say we would have to inform Sunlight?
A. I have said this. I said the operation that went on in
Sierra Leone, let me say materials in terms of ammunition,
we got it from that country through Charles Taylor, so
whatever operation that took place within the RUF was not
anything hidden from them. We had communication with them
Q. Now you said that, 'In Sierra Leone, let me say
materials in terms of ammunitions, we got it from that
country through Charles Taylor.' Explain what you know
A. When we needed - that is when the RUF needed -
ammunition, Sam Bockarie would give us a message, or he
would tell Sunlight - we would communicate directly with
Sunlight for him to inform Charles Taylor that we needed
ammunition. So the response that came, it would be based
on that that Sam Bockarie would go to Monrovia to bring
ammunition, food, used clothing and some other things.
Q. Now in terms of this that you've just described, what
time period are you referring to?
A. That is the time we were in Buedu that I'm speaking
Q. Now can you estimate about how often this would occur;
this being what you've just described in terms of the
message to Sunlight requesting ammunition?
A. I said at any time we were short of ammunition - I
cannot estimate whether it was one time or two times, but
at any time we were short of arms that was the area from
which we got our supplies. We would always ask.
Q. Could you estimate in terms of - if I asked you if it
occurred - actually, no, I'm going to withdraw the
question. Now you said that this message would go through
with regards to ammunition and then you said, 'so the
response that came, it would be based on that that Sam
Bockarie would go to Monrovia to bring ammunition, food,
used clothing and some other things.' Describe exactly,
from your observation, what you saw in terms of ammunition
coming to Buedu. How would this work?
A. Sam Bockarie used to go to Monrovia and bring
ammunition. Jungle too used to bring ammunition.
Sometimes when the request went Sam Bockarie would not go,
it was Jungle who would come, but sometimes the ammunition
that came wouldn't be enough and so at a certain point in
time whilst we were in Buedu in terms of ammunition we
planned an attack on Kono and so all the senior officers -
most of them - met and they decided on the plan. But at
first when Sam Bockarie went to Monrovia he did not bring
enough ammunition and the next time he went, he came, they
tried to get some diamonds and he gave them to Issa to go
to Monrovia to Charles Taylor to bring ammunition and on
Issa's return he said he'd lost the diamonds. So that was
a very big blow. And later the still tried, because by
then mining was going on around Kono, that is the front
lines, so they managed to get some quantity of diamonds and
Sam Bockarie himself took these to Monrovia and on his
return he came with a big ten-tyred truck that had enough
ammunition on board and when they arrived they packed
everything in Sam Bockarie's veranda on the Dawa Highway
and it had over 50 boxes of AK rounds, the RPG too were
there in rubbers, he brought wines with him, rice, Maggi,
salt and some other condiments, and so far whilst we were
in Buedu that was the largest quantity of ammunition that
we received from Monrovia and those were the ammunition
that we used to attack Kono up to Freetown.
Q. I'm going to ask you more about that later. First of
all, though, how do you know that Sam Bockarie was going to
A. One thing I want to tell this Court is that Sam
Bockarie was a bragard. He did not hide anything away from
people, especially when it came to operations. In terms of
operation he would say that aloud, and those of us that
were with him he did not hide anything away from us because
we always sat with him at the office and anything that he
had in his mind he spoke it out. And there was no other
areas from where we got them. We never used to go to
Guinea and the vehicles that came they came from Liberia
from the Foya area by the Dawa Highway. So that was how I
was able to know that he went to Monrovia and got the
ammunitions from there."
Now, Mr Taylor, I've read that whole passage in the hope that we can speed up a little bit. Now, first of all, you note the suggestion of a radio operator based at the Mansion Ground in Monrovia called Sunlight. Secondly, the suggestion that communications with you was on a daily basis, yes?