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

  • Good morning. I will take appearances. Mr Bangura, I notice a change.

  • Good morning, your Honours. Your Honours, for the prosecution this morning: Nick Koumjian, Mohamed Bangura, Chris Santora and Kirsten Keith. Thank you.

  • Yes, thank you, Madam President. For the Defence the same as yesterday: Andrew Cayley and Terry Munyard.

  • Thank you, Mr Cayley. Counsel, as you are aware the Bench thought we might have a more practical and beneficial use of our morning if we took the longer session first and the shorter session after the mid-morning break. I understand that the parties and the Court Management have no objection, or difficulties if that proposed change is implemented, so we are going to start from this morning having the two hour session first and the one and a half hour session after the morning break and let us see how it works out.

    If there are no other matters, I will remind the witness of his oath. Mr Witness, you recall 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?

  • [Open session]

  • [The accused present]

  • [Upon commencing at 9.30 a.m.]