The transcripts of the trial of Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia.
Okay, Madam President I want to thank you. I want to thank all the judges. I want to thank all the lawyers. I am so happy. May God bless you. May you do your work successfully. God bless you.
Freeport was not under my control. It was different person who was controlling the area. I was at the university campus.
NPFL was at Freeport, at the area going towards Duala.
I was not afraid, but actually I forgot about the story of taking training in Libya. I joined the NPFL in Loguato. No, I actually made a mistake. I took my training in Libya. But I was not actually afraid. This is the fact I want to establish.
What I want to tell you, the lawyer, I forgot. I recovered and remembered, but I did not hide anything. The truth of the matter is I took my training in Libya.
Yes, it is true.
No, I don't know anything about this. I cannot explain anything. If anything happened as such, no, I can't tell.
Yes, he was from the Gio tribe.
Yes, I know him.
In 1990, Papay was in - Charles Taylor was in Harbel.
No, no. I just passed by him.
He was just standing by a car. He alone was standing by a car.
Yes, I had a checkpoint there.
Yes. The NPFL had captured the area.
I said yes, after I have captured the area.
Yes. Then I have captured and left the area. I was to Schefflein.
It was a parking lot of a car - parking lot of cars. Yes.
Yes, I said so.
Yes, I saw him.
What do you say?
Those I am talking about are ECOMOG soldiers. ECOMOG soldiers. Maybe some ECOMOG soldiers died but I was not there, so I don't know actual story about the death of ECOMOG.
Yes, there was war. So people died. Some people died, but I was not near - around the area.
I said yes, yes, but I was not near there. They said that NPFL attacked ECOMOG, but I was not present to see anything about this.
I said I heard it. I heard it so that NPFL attacked ECOMOG, but I was not there.
Yes, I was at the university. At Freeport, no, I cannot tell you anything about what happened to Freeport.
Yes, it was so. I heard so.
No, I can't remember. I can't - the one that happened at the University of Liberia campus is the one I can remember but the one that happened to Freeport you are talking about, I cannot remember.
Please repeat your question.
Yes. Yes, after they engaged us into fighting and they bump us, so I retreated.
Yes, they came. Yes, they did so.
Okay. Ma'am, I'm sorry, I will not repeat it again.
It was so.
It's in Monrovia. Near Monrovia in the city centre.
Yes, I stopped here.
I was in 1st Battalion.
In 1990? I fought and I entered Monrovia. I remained at the University of Liberia.
Yes, I was in NPFL. Then I went to greet my relative and I returned.
Where? Please explain your question. When I went to Monrovia, or somewhere different?
I said no. At that time we have not been recalled in the army.
No, I was not - I was not in the army.
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