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

  • Good afternoon, Mr Witness.

  • Good afternoon.

  • Because of the protective measures that have been accorded to you, I would just like to inform you that when you speak your voice will be distorted. It will not be recognised by the members of the public. And also your whole image will not be projected to the public. When it is it will be distorted such that nobody can see who you are.

    But for the first part of the testimony, which relates to your personal bio data, this is going to be done in what we call a private session. What that means is the people inside the Court that you can see will be able to hear what you are saying, but everybody else out there, both in the public gallery and the world at large, will not be able to hear what you are saying.

    So, Madam Court Manager, please put the Court in private session for the privacy of the witness.

  • [At this point in the proceedings, a portion of the transcript, pages 36628 to 36662, was extracted and sealed under separate cover, as the proceeding was heard in private session.]

  • [Whereupon the hearing adjourned at 1.30 p.m. to be reconvened on Thursday, 4 March 2010 at 9.00 a.m.]