I just want to understand something you said yesterday. You said yesterday at page 41699, line 16 - well, I will give your whole answer. Starting at line 12 you said:
"A. Well, I mean, being in Liberia for quite a long time I
knew exactly that we were going towards Voinjama and we
went - we reached to Gbarnga, diverted to the left going to
Voinjama, went let's say about 7 to 10 miles, then we were
intercepted. This group that intercepted us were NPFL
fighters. Then they told us that we cannot pass. It was
around 12 o'clock in the night. They stopped us and told
us - the NPFL fighters told us that, 'Because of security
reasons, and we do not know why you are going, we are not
going to allow you to pass.'"
Then you were asked on the next page, the bottom of 41700:
"Q. Then you've have reached a point where you were
I don't know if it would be helpful to your Honours to put it on the screen or I should just read it, but it's yesterday's transcript 41700, the last four lines. So you said:
"Q. Then you've reached a point where you were stopped.
Just tell us what happened when you were stopped or
A. When we were intercepted, My Lord, I was somebody that
was - I used to ask a lot of questions because, being that
I could lately speak the language, that is the Liberian
language, so people thought - even those that were with me,
they were not convinced that I was a Sierra Leonean. So I
asked the commander, 'Please, Mr Commander, can you tell me
the whole night being without food, from 12 we have not
eaten anything and we are sitting down, people are coming
to look at us as if we have committed a crime. So please
tell us when we are moving from here?'"
You then said that the citizen came and gave you bananas and treated you nicely. Then on line 13 you were asked:
"Q. Were you eventually allowed to go on your way?
A. Restriction was very heavy, my Lord.
Q. Did you at some point leave that place where you had
You gave an answer. The question was basically repeated, and you said at line 22:
"A. Obviously I've said it. Instead of going through the
straightforward road we were diverted to another course
that we went in and this place - if you can allow me to go
very fast - this place was called Naama."
And, sir, these soldiers - correct me if I am wrong - that had detained you and diverted you accompanied you to Naama. Is that correct.