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

Excuse me, Mr President. I am reticent to rise, but the purpose of an opening statement is to talk about the evidence that the Defence intends to present. They are talking about evidence that the Prosecution presented, numbers - I think the record reflects that all but two of these crime base witnesses the Defence objected to presenting in written form and we are hearing more argument at this stage. This is probably fit for closing rather than for telling us what kind of evidence we are going to receive from the Defence.

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