The transcripts of the trial of Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia.
I thank you very much.
Not at all.
After that incident my elder sister's husband came and [Indiscernible] me and asked my sister to move - come out of the bush and to let us go to Forni [phon] Konia and we went as far as Forni Konia.
Yes. No, we went to Guinea.
Not at all. But their behaviour was sufficient to prove that they were the RUFs.
Auntie, how I came to know because the way they flogged my elder sister's husband, and later again they had sex with me, that was how I came to know that they were the RUFs.
Yes, because I heard that word from Liberia people.
Repeat? The reason I knew they were RUF, they beat my elder sister's husband. My uncle too was brought, they said they were going to burn him down, and they had sex with me as well.
Because my elder sister's husband was beaten and again one of my - one of them said he is going to kill my uncle, so --
Auntie, the way they approached us, I could refer to them as RUF because when they went there they fired under our feet. They were intending to kill us.
It was not my own assumption. That was I heard it with my ears. I did not hear that from them. Before we fled into the bush that was what I used to hear.
No, auntie. I have told you. I have said they did not say so because they used to kill people and they had guns and when they came they fired under our feet.
No. When they went there the word they said was "My meh". That RUF business, we heard that before we fled into the bush.
No, not at all. About the three of them, I did not hear that one from the three of them. I don't want to lie.
The very RUFs.
They had said "No Living Thing".
They were RUFs because they used to kill people.
They came and said to us that they are soldiers and they had a gun and that gun was to be used to kill people.
Those three gentlemen?
Auntie, tell the learned counsel that this question that he's asking me, I cannot remember that one.
I don't want to lie. I never heard about that.
Not at all. But what I heard them saying was "My meh, my meh".
I heard them speaking Liberian English.
The other one, he was wearing a combat shirt. He had a long gun. Two of them had guns and the other had a machete.
The other had a combat shirt, the other had a T-shirt and the other had a short pants.
They were men. They were a little bit older. Some of them, they used to refer to them as young boys. That is how I would refer to them.
I don't know their age. I don't want to lie.
Yes, they met us in the bush.
No. They met us in Foendor in the bush.
No, I was not in Tombodu. When Paul Koroma came we left Tombodu and went to Foendor.
Okay, I've understood.
Yes, that was my prior testimony.
Kono and Krio.
I'm a Christian.
I didn't understand.
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