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

  • [Open session]

  • [The accused present]

  • [Upon commencing at 2.02 p.m.]

  • Good afternoon. For those of you who haven't seen the Rule 16 order which has been filed, I'd advise that Justice Sebutinde is not able to come to court today and won't be able to come to court tomorrow either so far as I know. I'll be presiding in her absence. We will take appearances first, please.

  • Good afternoon, your Honours. Good afternoon, counsel. For the Prosecution this afternoon, Mohamed A Bangura, Kathryn Howarth, Maja Dimitrova and we're joined by a new intern with our office, David Tait, the spelling is with the Court reporter.

  • Thank you. Yes, Mr Munyard.

  • Good afternoon, Mr President, your Honours, counsel opposite. This afternoon for the Defence, myself Terry Munyard, Morris Anyah, and Logan Hambrick. And good afternoon, Mr Kolleh.

  • Before we begin I'll just clear up our programme for this afternoon. We normally sit two hours in the afternoon. That's what we will do today, notwithstanding that we started half an hour earlier than we normally start, that means we'll finish half an hour earlier than we normally finish.

    Now, Mr Kolleh, I'll remind you that you've taken an oath to tell the truth and that oath is still binding upon you.

  • Yes, your Honour.

  • Thank you. Yes, you're continuing your cross-examination, Mr Koumjian.