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

  • [Closed session]

  • [The accused present]

  • [Upon commencing at 9.30 a.m.]

  • [At this point in the proceedings, a portion of the transcript, pages 23592 to 23611, was extracted and sealed under separate cover, as the proceeding was heard in closed session.]

  • [Open session]

  • Your Honour, we are in open session.

  • This Court is now in open session and the next Prosecution witness will be TF1-062. This witness is subject to protective measures which were ordered by Trial Chamber I and have been confirmed by the Appeals Chamber. You're conducting the Prosecution case, Ms Howarth. Is that correct?

  • Yes, your Honour.

  • What exactly are the protective measures that have been confirmed as still applying?

  • It's use of a pseudonym and a screen. The Prosecution would ask that in relation to the first question that will be asked of the witness, that's his name, that there's a short private session for that purpose.

  • Thank you. For the public record, the protective measures applying to this witness will be a pseudonym and he will also be screened so that the public will not see him and also the Court will be put into private session while personal details of the witness are announced. These measures are necessary to protect the witness's identity and his security.

    So, Madam Court Manager, we should bring the shutters down so that the witness can enter the Court. Yes, Ms Howarth?

  • Yes, just for the record this witness will be testifying in Krio.

  • Thank you.