Page 8714, 5 August. To Smile, Foday Sankoh, from SSS, Issa Sesay. Subject, information:
"At 20:15 hours on 5 August 1999, General Joshi contacted on the satellite phone and confirmed that two people have been released by Brigadier Barzil" - but obviously it's Bazil.
"1. Mr Pierre Louis - a United States citizen and human rights officer to the UN.
2. Mr Kristo Johnson - a Sierra Leonean journalist.
According to them the others are still under the arrest of Brigadier Bazil who stated that their leader Lieutenant Colonel JP Koroma is still under arrest and duress. He was under duress when speaking to them this morning. They maintain that they were not part of the Lome Peace Agreement and demand to be recognised. They said that they will continue to hold on to the people until their demands are met. They also asked for food and medicine to be available for them.
General Joshi in accordance with the foreign affairs of the various citizens placed under the arrest of Brigadier Bazil are again appealing to the leadership and the high command of the RUF/SL to intervene swiftly and most urgently to bring this matter to a rest. They will continue contacting throughout the night."
And then there is another message below that, again from the leader this time to Colonel Isaac:
"By my directive I would like you to proceed to C/S-Vulture and investigate about the arrest of the people arrested by Brigadier Bazil and make sure the people are released, but not by means of force. I repeat, do not use any military force. Convince them as brothers to release those people. Make them understand that we are not bandits to make such demands."
Now, those two messages that we have just looked at, one to Smile and one from Smile, makes it perfectly plain, doesn't it, or don't they, that the AFRC - a considerable part of the AFRC felt that they were left out of Lome? They didn't have a delegation of their own to the Lome Peace Accord, did they, the AFRC/SLA?