The transcripts of the trial of Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia.
The reason I ask, you see, is we have heard so much about mayonnaise jars. There must
So Sam Bockarie hadn't come back and done all that business with the mayonnaise jars of diamonds by this stage, had he?
Did someone suggest to you that you should start putting the diamonds in mayonnaise jars after previously you had them in cardboard boxes?
Now go back to the question, please. Did somebody ask you in June were the diamonds that you saw in mayonnaise jars?
Did you hear Moses Blah's evidence before this Court talking about mayonnaise jars? Did you
How could you have forgotten a mayonnaise jar full of diamonds being taken out of this man's inside pocket? How could you forget that?
Let's not take over long on this. Do you agree this is the first time you ever mentioned a mayonnaise jar of diamonds to the investigators?
Mr Sherif, simple question: Why does it not read, "I saw the mayonnaise jar of diamonds"? Why doesn't it say that?
May I stand to be corrected. The medium size of the mayonnaise jar, I am just estimating from this end to this end.
first time in June that the jars were mayonnaise jars, is that right?
not make mention of mayonnaise jars. They asked me about other diamonds that we got in Kono from
-called mayonnaise jar of diamonds, which is not the case in 1998, if we remember very well, in 2003
, and I'm speaking louder because I'm told that my voice was very faint, were you regularly receiving mayonnaise jars full of diamonds from the RUF?
Never ever did I receive, whether it is mayonnaise or coffee or whatever jar, never receive
Specifically, according to Mr Blah, he received information that a large mayonnaise sized
was bringing an endless stream of mayonnaise jars filled with diamonds. Is that what was in it for you?
meeting Bockarie. Did he bring you a little introductory gift like, you know, a mayonnaise jar full of diamonds?
mayonnaise jar of diamonds to you, a man you had never met before, on Sherif's account?
can you buy in Sierra Leone that comes in a jar apart from mayonnaise?
that we've been supplied with that you never mentioned mayonnaise jars until the middle of June this year. Do you understand that?
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