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

  • [Open session]

  • [The accused present]

  • [Upon commencing at 10.04 a.m.]

  • Good morning. We will take appearances first, please.

  • Good morning, Mr President, your Honours, opposing counsel. Today for the Prosecution, Mohamed A Bangura, Christopher Santora, myself Brenda J Hollis and our case manager Maja Dimitrova.

  • Thank you, Ms Hollis. Yes, Mr Griffiths.

  • Good morning, Mr President, your Honours, counsel opposite. For the Defence today, myself Courtenay Griffiths and with me are my learned friends Mr Morris Anyah and Mr Terry Munyard. We are again joined by Ms Amelia Montgomery.

  • Thank you, Mr Griffiths.

    Before we proceed, just for the record I will have noted that the Court is starting late today, in fact 35 minutes late, and this was brought about by the necessity of a faulty Defence computer having to be repaired. That computer was required for the continued presentation of the Defence case.

    Mr Taylor, I will remind you that you are still bound by your declaration to tell the truth.