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

  • [Open session]

  • [The accused present]

  • [Upon commencing at 9.30 a.m.]

  • Good morning. We'll take appearances first, please.

  • Good morning, Madam President. Good morning, your Honours. Good morning, counsel opposite. For the Prosecution this morning, Mr Nicolas Koumjian, Ms Maja Dimitrova and myself, Ms Kathryn Howarth.

  • Good morning, Madam President, your Honours, counsel opposite. For the Defence this morning myself, Terry Munyard, Fatiah Balfas and Neelan Tharmaratnam.

  • Thank you. Mr Munyard, I think you need to introduce the next Defence witness in terms of protective measures, language, religion, et cetera.

  • Yes. Madam President, the next witness, who is DCT-285, will give her evidence fully openly and therefore we will be asking you to revoke that part of your order of 27 May last year which gave anonymity to her as one of the Defence witnesses. She will be speaking in Liberian English and she will take the oath on the Bible.

  • Thank you. DC - the protective measures in the - in our order of 27 May 2009 relating to the non-disclosure of the name and identity of this witness, to that extent, are rescinded at her request. The witness may be called in.