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

  • Good morning. Now appearances, Mr Bangura, please.

  • Good morning Madam President, good morning your Honours, counsel opposite. Your Honours, for the Prosecution this morning: Ms Brenda J Hollis, myself Mohamed A Bangura, Mr Christopher Santora and Ms Leigh Lawrie. Thank you, your Honours.

  • Thank you, Mr Bangura. Mr Anyah?

  • Yes, good morning Madam President, good morning your Honours, good morning counsel opposite. For Defence we have Mr Terry Munyard, myself Morris Anyah and were joined by Ms Emily Mitchell who is an intern in our office. Ms Mitchell is called to the Bar of England and Wales. Thank you, Madam President.

  • Thank you, Mr Anyah, and we welcome Ms Mitchell to the Court. If there are no other matters I will remind the witness of her oath.

    Madam Witness, you recall on Friday you took the oath to tell the truth in court. That oath continues to be binding on you and you are to answer questions truthfully. Do you understand?

  • [Open session]

  • [The accused present]

  • [Upon commencing at 9.30 a.m.]

  • Madam Witness, I am going to repeat what I said so that you can hear it properly. I said on Friday you took the oath promising to tell the truth here in court. The oath continues to be binding on you and you are to answer questions truthfully. Did you hear me and understand me?