The transcripts of the trial of Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia.
Okay, thank you.
I can say nine months.
From Makeni we boarded a vehicle to Kono. It was from Kono that we walked to Buedu.
No, yes, that is correct.
I cannot write all.
When I delivered I was just 15.
I was 15.
I did not ask them and they did not tell me.
Because I had left there I don't know what had happened then.
It is the mark which is on my chest.
I didn't ask them.
It was the same thing. They said they did that for them not to escape.
No, those were different ones.
Yes, but I saw - I saw one girl - I saw the mark here. It was written there "AFRC", written on the arm [indicated]. I did know that girl.
The same spot where we all were, that was where they got the mark.
They too had the "RUF" inscription.
They took ten of us, myself and other girls. Ten of us were taken there.
When I came the scar was there. It was permanent, but there was an NGO called COOPI, they took me, they said they were going to take the mark off so they took me to a hospital at Lungi called IMC, but I still have the scar, but the RUF ...
She used to ask me when she would play - go to play with her colleagues and some of them would talk about their fathers and she would ask me "Where is my father?", and my father would tell her that "No, I am your father."
She doesn't know because she is too young for now.
She is a girl.
If the children would be playing and if mine did anything they will just say, "Leave this place. You are a rebel". They treat my child with scorn, except when my mother will call my child and start talking to my child.
Well, now it is not all of them. Some of my companions who are younger will still that to me, "I am not going to be with you because you are a rebel".
So, my mother went to the doctor and the doctor was to be treating me and so I used to go there.
When I had come my mother took me to the hospital. When I told her that I was pregnant, she took me to the hospital.
When I just went and they saw me they were not coming close to me because they said I was a rebel. Even when I would be passing they would say, "Look at that rebel", but at that time my mother was talking to me and so I didn't ...
I met my sisters and my relatives in the village with other people.
When I met my mother she started crying, because they had told her - she said they had told her I had died and I said, "No, I am not dead. I just escaped". She was afraid even.
When we got to Wellington I searched for my people's place, the village where my mother was, so I went there.
From Makeni to Gbere Junction I was alone. From Gbere to Wellington I was not alone. It was the RUF vehicle which was there, but at that time the war had started to subside and so there were no checkings and so I unboarded it.
It brought me to Freetown in Wellington, Sierra Leone.
When I left Makeni, I saw a road. I travelled through that road up to a village. Nobody was in that village. I entered a house - a mud house - and slept there. In the morning I saw another road and I used that and I went up to the junction ...
After the two months, I became pregnant. When I became pregnant I too decided that I was going to escape, because that was my first pregnancy and I did not understand anything about pregnancy and so I ran away and came to one village and slept there. In the morning ...
I was 14 years.
This was something I did not like, but for my safety I agreed.
When night falls, the two of us would meet. He would use me as a woman. He will fuck me.
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