The transcripts of the trial of Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia.
It was before the Lome Peace Accord. I had left Liberia. I was in Sierra Leone when the Lome Peace Accord was signed.
In Segbwema, Sierra Leone.
It was in Segbwema.
I can remember important events that happened. I cannot recall specific dates.
Yes, my Lord, because I particularly was now fed up with the situation because all of us wanted peace so we could join our families and rest.
It was Issa who told us, Issa Sesay, with the radio operator, because the radio operator was communicating with Foday Sankoh directly from Lome.
It was in 1999 after the last attempt that we made to dislodge ECOMOG from Daru. It was two days after that that Foday Sankoh came on the air and said that everybody that was under his command should cease fire and stop all hostilities.
It was after. That was after 6 January.
I was in Dualla in Liberia. I had not joined Matilda yet.
Yes, because it is my country.
It was in Liberia.
Yes, my Lord.
It was in 1999.
It was in 1999. 1999.
Not in all cases.
It was an office area, yes.
It was at one time, but it was in the vehicle that they went with.
Yes, my Lord.
No, my Lord.
I don't think you are right - you have the right to tell me that.
It was not the 40 barrel gun that the Alpha Jet attacked because it was not used. I said people were around the crossing point. It was there that the Alpha Jet dropped the cluster bomb.
It did not destroy it. It did not destroy it. It dropped a cluster bomb around there. It was the cluster bomb that killed some of the people who were around, but later during the disarmament we used it to disarm. ECOMOG ended up taking it.
It was not the gunship. It was the jet. It dropped a bomb around where the 40 barrel was parked in Manowa. It was the Alpha Jet that dropped cluster bombs, not the gunship.
As I told you, we did not use that 40 barrel gun. It was there right up to the disarmament in Manowa.
I did not give them any date. I am not saying it is not in my statement, but I know it was after the peace accord 1999 that I went to Kono and I can recall that the last operation in the east that we launched was in Daru before ...
No, I did not give them any specific year. They did not ask me for that, but I know that it was after the last operation in Daru, two days after the Lome Peace Accord was signed.
This is not very clear. It was just after the Lome Peace Accord was signed that I moved - I joined Issa to Kono.
I can't recall the particular date, but I know it was after the Lome Peace Accord had been signed in 1999.
Yes, I told them that.
I told them that, but it was not like that. That is not the way I said it.
That was what I told them. I don't know if it was a mistake, but I don't think I should tell a lie on them. I told them exactly what I went through. Maybe they made a mistake.
I told them that after three weeks when I was in Buedu Mosquito promoted me and he himself signed it as the chief of defence staff before telling me that we were to move to Pendembu where we went and made the ferry.
No, my Lord.
It was weeks, not two months. Not two to three months.
It is not two months. It was not up to two months.
I had told them that long ago because what I am telling this Court is exactly what happened. I see no reason to make up stories.
It was not only my discussion with Sam. The entire meeting was recorded. When tape was handed over to Colonel Jungle he said he was going to take it back to Liberia to His Excellency.
As I told you, when we came from Kangama and came back he handed me over to Major Victor. It was only when I was at Major Victor's peacefully - because at that time I had fever. I was on medication and I was taking all the things that were ...
Yes. What I meant by fold, I am not talking that - saying that it was rough. Like when you are packing your pants, it was not rough.
As I told you, that trousers was one of the four pairs of trousers that I had in the bag that I had which he asked me to hand over to the MP commander. He did not open the bag until when I took the bag again and those were ...
That was not the trousers I had on. I told you I had packed them. They were in the other bag that I had in my hand when I came, so I handed them over to the MP commander. He did not even search the bag. He gave it back ...
I told you that the bag which I brought in which they were I took everything and gave them to the MP commander, and even the clothes I had on I was asked to take them off and I took them off and gave them to them and after I ...
Yes, I told them that.
I told them that.
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