Let me draw your attention to a passage of testimony heard by this Court on 15 September 2008. I'm looking at page 16166, line 7:
"Q. And then I asked you at the time of the January 6
attack on Freetown, were you back on your assignment for
radio operations? And you stated that by the time January
6 attack in Freetown, you were back on the radio working in
the radio room. Do you remember that?
Q. Now, I'd like to pick up from that point and ask you
some questions about that time. First of all, do you
remember what happened on the day, January 6, 1999?
A. Yes. January 6, 1999, we were in Buedu. I was in
Buedu, when the brother, first he got the information on
the BBC and later it was King Perry, the operator, who
called our station in Buedu and said they had entered, that
is, the RUF had re-entered Freetown, but he said he was
under suppression. That's why he was not calling us. He
said the man who was in charge, SAJ Musa, did not allow him
to switch on the radio and call to Buedu, to call Sam
Bockarie, but after Sam Bockarie died, that was when he had
the chance to communicate with us, and so he told us that
he had re-entered Freetown and they were there and at that
time Gullit was now in charge."
Now, of course, that reference to Sam Bockarie having died is incorrect. He was in fact referring to SAJ Musa.
Let's go on to the next page, line 8:
"Q. Then you said the 'King Perry', well, where were you
A. I was in Buedu on the radio because, when the news got
to us from those small radios that we had, transistor
radios that we had, that the men had entered Freetown, so
we used to monitor the radio. We used to ask the other
stations that were in Makeni, Magburaka and the other
areas, and suddenly King Perry called the station in Buedu
and told us that they had entered Freetown."
And then he goes on to list who was in the radio room at the time. That need not detain us.
Let's go to page 16168, please, line 6:
"A. After King Perry had called that day, we were
monitoring right up to 2 to 1 a.m. and we closed down
transmission and other day we came back on air. We and
King Perry then had resumed communication. In the
mornings, he would call us, or we would call him, for us to
know the security situation, how they were advancing in the
city, or if they were having any threats from the enemies.
This continued right up to the time that they started
having suppression. When they started have suppression
from the enemies, Gullit told King Perry to tell us in the
station to call Sam Bockarie because he said he wanted to
talk to him, so we called Sam Bockarie, and he came to the
station and we told him that Gullit wanted to speak to
Let's jump to the bottom line on that page:
"So one morning this guy, we had a call from the Liberian end. That was from this guy Pascal. Pascal said that his boss wanted to talk to us, that is Five-Zero, Benjamin Yeaten wanted to talk to Sam Bockarie."
Now, I stop there, who is Pascal?