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

Your Honour, I find it amazing that my learned friend should make this objection. The fact that it began on 24 December, Christmas Eve, is an historical fact. Now, for my learned friend in those circumstances to say that in effect I'm trying to assist Mr Taylor on a date seems to us completely ridiculous.

Obviously he misspoke this morning. Not everyone, particularly in the pressurised position of sitting in the chair being cross-examined, can recollect every date and every occasion and it seems to us perfectly legitimate for us to seek to assist the witness in this way and in effect correct the record where at page 50, line 19, I'm helpfully assisted, he evidently made an error. That's all we're seeking to do.

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