Let's go over the page, please:
"The term 'blood diamonds' refers to the illegal diamond trade with countries where bloody conflicts are being fought between rebel movements and governments.
You are referred to the international embargoes introduced by the Security Council of the United Nations on the diamond trade with countries such as Liberia, Sierra Leone and Angola.
To end the conflicts, the United Nations Security Council passed a resolution concerning diamond trade with Angola, Sierra Leone and Liberia. The resolutions distinguish between Angola and Sierra Leone, from where diamonds may be exported with certificates of origin, and Liberia, which is subject to a complete ban on diamond exports.
These resolutions were adopted by the European Community after which the member states incorporated them in their national legislation, known as the sanctions on violations of the act of 11 September 1962 on the import, export and transit of goods, related technology - violations on the United Nations embargo on diamond imports."
And then let's go to the bottom:
"The conclusions of this investigation are based on the following facts:
1. Analysis of the evidence and documents seized during
the searches of the home of Ossaily Samih.
2. Analysis of contacts based on the requested retroactive
traffic data for satellite telephones, GSM mobile
telephones and landline connections used by the individuals
covered by the investigation.
3. Analysis and expert report on the accounts and
financial movements of the ASA DIAM company.
4. Interviews with and confessions by the relevant
5. Air travel by the relevant individuals.
6. Results from the rogatory commissions.
7. Analysis of the documents seized during the search of
the offices of the ASA DIAM company.
8. Analysis of the documents seized during the search of
the offices of the Artesia Bank in Antwerp.
9. Expert investigation of the accounts of ASA DIAM by the
So now we come to:
"Conclusion number 1: Illegal trade in conflict diamonds.
Nassour Aziz, as the actual manager of the ASA DIAM diamond company and as a leading figure of the organisation, has developed a mechanism for smuggling rough diamonds, known as conflict or blood diamonds, from the Kono region (Sierra Leone), via Monrovia to the Antwerp diamond market.
Nassour's right-hand man and his key figure in Africa is Ossaily Samih."
And then we see that it's explained that Kono is a diamond region in the eastern part of Sierra Leone bordering Liberia and is controlled by rebels of the RUF. And it also explains who the RUF is. And then this:
"We can divide the illegal diamond activities of the ASA DIAM company and Nassour Aziz into three periods.
Period 1: 1999 - December 2000 - the diamond route was Kisangani (Congo) - Antwerp. According to the statement by Vanda Guy, one of Nassour Aziz's employees, in 1999 Vanda Guy proposed to Nassour Aziz to engage in diamond transactions with the RCD rebel movement in Congo who were in conflict with the Kabila regime at that time.
After some meetings in Belgium, Nassour Aziz give $25,000 US to Vanda Guy to pay key figures in Kigali (Rwanda) and Kisangani (Congo) to get a monopoly on the diamond mining activities in Kisangani.
Vanda Guy manages to arrange this and subsequently, from early 2000, millions of USD are taken to Kisangani to fund the diamond trade.
The couriers take the diamonds from Kisangani (Congo) via Kigali (Rwanda) to Belgium, where they are cleared through customs as originating from Kinshasa (Congo).
The diamond route Kisangani - Antwerp operated until about the beginning of 2001 and then came to a standstill.
Although the diamonds indisputably come from the Kisangani region, all bookkeeping documents state the origin to be Kinshasa."
Over the page, please. Let's pick it up at the number 2:
"Period 2: October 2000 - May 2001 - diamond route Monrovia (Liberia) - Antwerp.
In Antwerp, at the offices of the ASA DIAM company, Nassour Aziz introduces Ossaily to Darwish Ali, an American of Lebanese origin.
According to Nassour, Darwish had good contacts in Liberia for setting up a diamond line."
Pause. Mr Taylor, Darwish Ali, do you know him?