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, please.

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

  • Thank you. Yes, Mr Anyah.

  • Good morning, Mr President. Good morning, your Honours. Good morning, counsel opposite. I appear for the Defence this morning, Morris Anyah. I am joined by two interns from our office, Ms Haydee Dijkstal, and she has been with us before, and joining us for the first time is Mr Michael Herz.

    Mr President, Mr Griffiths is not present, as your Honours can see. He should be joining us in one of the sessions later today and Mr Taylor is aware of the circumstances of his absence and I'm authorised to proceed.

  • Yes, thank you, Mr Anyah.

    Just before we do proceed, Mr Taylor, I will remind you, you are still bound by your oath.