I will continue with the transcript. Mr Taylor says:
"We didn't have a fixed salary structure. It depends on
the need. Most revolutions operate that way.
Q. So how much money did you receive as leader of the
A. Oh, it would depend on what the need was. Personally,
I did not - once I had a house provided by the NPRAG
government would provide me with that we call a sustenance,
some type of subsistence during the time, but there was not
a structured salary for anybody.
Q. How much did you receive in the subsistence during the
time you were the leader of the NPFL?
A. Over the years?
A. Oh, boy. I would say on an average on a monthly
basis - if we begin to attach figures to it, I would say on
an average monthly basis the leader of the NPFL could
receive anywhere between the value of about $500 to $1,000,
but it was not in cash. It would be in different -
Q. What kind things?
A. Food. We bought large amounts of rice for the NPFL,
and some would be assigned to the presidency. So it's very
hard to attach a figure, depending on what - we bought
items in bulk from across the border in la Cote d'Ivoire.
When it comes, it would be divided with the men in the
field. Officials of government would be sent food like
rice, salt, sugar, oil for cooking."
And then if I could skip down a few more pages to page 32746, starting from the top. Again, this is Mr Taylor's evidence:
"Q. Now, in this NPRAG you have talked about having
A. That is correct.
Q. Did you also have a police force?
A. Yes, there was a police force.
Q. A civilian police force or a military police force?
A. There was a civilian police unit.
Q. Was there a military police as well?
A. Yes, there were military police.
Q. And what was paid to your civilian police force? What
salaries did they receive?
A. I'm not sure if - I have said to this Court, there was
not - this organisation didn't receive - have something
like a salary structure in the western sense of the word.
People received subsistence. They were given food. They
were given medical attention. We were running a
revolution. We didn't have the kind of money to sustain
what you're talking about, no. They were given - let's say
each policemen would be given a bag of rice every month,
would be given subsistence, a certain amount to upkeep him
and the family, and you know, depending on the situation,
small amount. There was no salary structure. We were
struggling out there as a revolution and didn't have the
type of set-up that you envision here, no."
So, Mr Zaymay, you have given evidence that between - from 1992 there was a payment system in the NPFL. Mr Taylor is quite clear there was no payment system in the NPFL at this time. So, please, who is telling the lie: Is it you, or is it Mr Taylor?