The transcripts of the trial of Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia.
Thank you too.
Nobody paid me. They did not pay me for anything. We don't have any payment contract - I don't have any payment contract with anybody.
I'm not working. Why would they pay me? That's what you said. I'm not working, why would they pay me?
If somebody needed me to come to Court, they can give me money to come here because it's a long distance or going to Freetown. That one is not payment. We don't have that between us, because they needed me to come to Court. That's what I ...
Nobody paid me. I don't have payment contract with anybody.
But I'm not working, who would pay me?
No, I won't be angry.
There was not payment contract between myself and anybody. If these people want to assist - if these people wanted to assist me and it was time to come to Court they would say, "Come to Court. You will go to Court at so and so time." I have told you ...
We don't have any payment contract between us to say they will pay me for me to work. No, nobody paid me. I don't have any payment contract with anybody for me to work for that person, no.
Ask him to repeat. Let me hear. Is it a local court? Please, okay, you repeat it so I can listen to it very well.
Nobody paid me. Whenever they needed me to come to Court they will give me transportation fares, or I will come with somebody. So they did not pay me. We don't have a payment contract. Whenever they needed me to come to contract - just transport fares and the little ...
This one, they did not pay me. Whenever they needed me, transportation, if I had left it at my house, no, they did not pay me. They did not pay me. There was no payment.
2008? 2008? Except if people assist me to give me handouts. I don't work. I only work with my wife. I only work with my wife with this one arm. When she says, "Put this here" I put it there. When she says, "Put that one there" I put ...
No, I can't. When my arm was chopped, no, I'm just sitting here. I can only beg, but I can't - I can't work.
Yes, I was working at the time, 4.
I was working. 2008 my arms were disabled, I was not working. 2004? Why have you taken me again. I said I used to work during those times, but when my arm was cut I was not able to do anything any longer.
2004? At that time my arm has not been disabled. At that time I used to work. I used to do petty jobs but from 8, up until now, you see.
Up until now even as I'm sitting here I can't work because I am suffering from so much pain behind my back. I can't work. I can't do any work.
Up until now --
Cutlass. Have you seen the scar?
Have you seen this? Look at it from here. This is where he cut me with the cutlass. Have you seen the scar? Look at it. He hacked me with the cutlass. Look at it.
A metal. A metal. He really hit me hard. Even here, look at the scar here. Look at it here. Look at it where he cut me with the cutlass. Here, have you seen it? This is where he cut me also with the cutlass. He beat me continuously before ...
He hit me. It was not like this. Since then I'm still undergoing the pain.
You see here, this is where he hit me. I can't see properly.
Have you seen this? Bayonet. Have you seen this? Bayonet.
Have you seen this? Look at this one. Have you seen this? This one and this one, are they the same? This one was like this one, but now --
Can I remove it?
My side here. Here. When he hit me with the metal. Then I told Small Mosquito. Then he put his arms behind his back like this and he removed and then he hit me here, on my side here. Up until now I can't walk properly. Look. These two ...
I can't. I can't write anything. I can't do anything with this. All of this is mutilated. Look at it. Have you seen this? It was like this one. This one and this one, are they the same? This one and this one, are they the same ...
I can't work with this any more.
Have you seen it? Have you seen it? Look at it. They used the cutlass. Have you seen my leg? Can I get up? But I have these things on my ears. Can you see it's swollen? Look at it. Have you seen it?
When my arm was chopped? I was working. I was going together with my wife to our garden to go and work. That was what I was doing.
What did you say?
Up until now can't you see it's bent. Can I work with this? Look at this. Look at this. Can I work with this? I was not born like this. I was not born like this. My mother didn't give birth to me like this. I can ...
Where I heard these names? At that time I used to hear their names. Even before the war I used to hear their names from Liberia, but I was not there with them. I used to hear their names.
That one, I wouldn't know because I was not there.
No, that one.
I used to hear that one too.
At that time we were in Sierra Leone, we used to hear his name in Liberia.
Those names that you've called.
Yes, that one, I used to hear that one before I went into the bush, yes.
I was not there. I was not there. I was not there.
During the war?
All those ones, it was after the war. I used to hear those names.
That one, I used to hear that one.
I did not hear it.
I did not tell you that. You said if I knew somebody called Superman. No, no.
He was the only one that was shown to me as the senior man.
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