The transcripts of the trial of Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia. More…

Yes, all of us were recruited in the Ivory Coast. The team that was later - the old man, our leader, asked, "Why is it that most of these people were civilians? I wanted you to recruit soldiers within the command of Samuel Kanyon Doe in Monrovia and now you've brought a lot of civilians. The training would last long. So the team," said the old man, "there are men here, these men could be trained to be soldiers. There was no way I could go in to recruit because of the Krahn people. The secret would leak out." That was what the leader told us, that that was the reason why he recruited all the Liberians in the Ivory Coast.

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