Continue from where we left off, same page, 7012, line 27. There is a question:
"Q. Who would 50 be communicating with?
A. The President, and in fact 50 himself had a satellite
phone at some point in time in Voinjama and in Voinjama he
used to communicate every morning and every morning with
Q. How did you know this?
A. I was with him in the same house in Voinjama, in
Kolahun in the same house.
Q. How did you know that he was communicating with his
A. Talking to his chief he could say, 'Yes, sir', and
explaining to him how fighting has gone so far on the front
Q. What would you deduce from that? Just saying, 'Yes,
sir'? What did you make of it?
A. That he was speaking to his superior and that he was
talking to his President and that was what he told me.
Q. What else would he discuss on the phone with his chief?
A. About the situation at the front line. Whenever there
was an attack, Yeaten went on the telephone to have his
Q. Apart from speaking on the phone, you already have
mentioned that there was radio communication with 020 and
Sunlight when you were out in the field with Yeaten. When
there was communication with 020 would you be involved in
such communication as an operator?
A. I was calling. I was on the set calling - I mean
talking with the operator. Whenever there was a message,
the message came through me and delivered to Benjamin D
Yeaten and he was contacted to go on the telephone. Their
communication was always on the telephone when they were in
Q. Now, apart from calls which required Yeaten to go on
the satellite phone, what would be the subject of radio
communications between yourself, on behalf of Yeaten, and
A. If a particular mission was successful he would tell me
to prepare what we call a comprehensive report, a
comprehensive report, and that was transmitted to 020.
Q. What would be the messages that came from 020 to Yeaten
as far as you remember?
A. It was to go on the telephone and to discuss. And, in
fact, I can remember one of the messages about the
capturing. It was the bombardment of the Liberian
territory by the Guinean helicopter gunship. That message
I prepared and it was transmitted to 020. Then after, let
us say after some time, I heard it on the BBC because it
was the defence minister who reported about that bombing.
The message came directly from 50, Benjamin D Yeaten, about
the bombing of a Guinean helicopter gunship. They bombed a
certain part of Liberia and that was the time the fighting
was going on in Gueckedou, that is Guinea. So that message
was prepared. It was 50 who gave me the authority to
prepare that message about the bombing and the message was
transmitted to 020. Then after some time it was heard on
the BBC and it was the defence minister, Daniel Chea, who
reported on that issue. But he was really not on the
scene. The incident took place whilst fighting was going
on in Guinea and Yeaten told me to prepare a comprehensive
report about that incident."
Let's pause. Mr Witness, from where I started reading you heard the witness say that Benjamin Yeaten spoke to someone on the radio and answered the person, "Yes, sir." And, from that, the person deduced that Yeaten was talking to his superior, this is in addition to Yeaten telling this witness, TF1-516, that Yeaten was talking to his superior.
Now, while you were at Base 1, and while Benjamin Yeaten had the mobile radio Mobile 1, are you aware of any instance when the President of Liberia spoke directly with Benjamin Yeaten on the radio?