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

Before the training started, the instructor told us that the training was for liberation. I am not training anybody who would come from here to be a bodyguard to anybody. When you left here you would be dangerous to any government that you go to. So you were being trained purposely to leave here and go and wage war in your country and to overthrow your President. That was a request from your leader. All nationalities had a leader and they met the instructor and they gave the instructor the instruction that these men were being taken there to train to wage war. So nobody was trained there to go and be a bodyguard. We all went for our training. We were told by the instructor.

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