The transcripts of the trial of Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia.
Thank you very much.
I came to The Hague to tell the truth and I didn't come to The Hague for money, because I was never told that I would be given money.
I have a real fear for my life.
My life is more important, and I can be able to obtain my way - my means of subsistence on my own.
If he finds me today, he is going to chop my head off, because he has tried many times: When I was kidnapped in Guinea-Bissau; when I was in Dakar many times; and even when I went to the country when he invited me --
The attitude of the President towards me is of fear - constant fear. Because when he took over power, our militants who were with him requested that I should be recalled back to take the leadership. Those militants, five of them were executed the very same day.
The attitude of the President --
He has never resigned and we have never sacked him also.
Yes, it was a big lie.
Never. Charles Taylor was not having relations directly with our militants except through the chief of staff and his aide-de-camp, who was one of our officials. The late Jackson.
In March 1999 I was in Danane. I was still sick. I was sick at that time, and I was not in Burkina Faso.
1999? No, I never met RUF delegation anywhere. I did not have any contacts with the RUF. Only I saw, as I said earlier, Foday Sankoh when I met him in Gbarnga. That was the only contacts I had with the RUF. I never knew RUF members, and I had ...
Every group has its time of training, and they were not trained in groups.
Yes, and to get bread in the morning, breakfast, to get food in the afternoon and the evening for every group.
For all the militants of different movements.
It's a big kitchen where they cook for all the soldiers.
Yeah, from their area of - to their area of residence.
Feeding facilities, every group selects militants from their group to go and collect the food from the kitchen.
No, there was military discipline that they couldn't mingle up with the others.
Every group was assigned at its own location and they were never together.
No, I was never aware of it.
No, the leadership of the IRA had contacts with Libya, but never their militants were in Libya. All the time I have been in Libya and had contacts with Libya I was never aware of it as a founding member of the Mathaba and a member of the executive committee ...
I don't know anything about it. It's a top secret - Libyan top secret. I don't know anything about it.
I don't know anything about it. I'm not a military - I was never there during the training.
I was not closely following the political events in Czechoslovakia that time. I don't know anything about him.
I don't know anything about it.
I only met their leaders at the general congress, but I didn't know that they were there for training.
I only know about our training, but I don't know about training other terrorists because I didn't meet any terrorists in Libya.
I never knew that Muammar Gaddafi was supporting terrorists because I was not a terrorist, so I didn't see any terrorists there. I don't know anything about it.
I didn't get you well.
Never because I was never there.
No, I was not there.
I was based, I had my house there, I had everything there.
Since I was sick I was in Ivory Coast until I left Ivory Coast I can remember in 1998 or 1999. I was all the time in Ivory Coast. I was not going to Burkina Faso; I was not in Liberia. So all that happened, I can't tell you ...
Yes, 1998 I was still sick.
I was in Ivory Coast seeking treatment. I was sick by that time.
1998 I was not in Burkina.
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