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

Now at line 26 the witness was asked:

"Q. And how did that compare with your time with the NPFL?

How were civilians treated with the NPFL?

A. I will say the truth and nothing but the truth. When

our leader himself was present in Liberia, there were more

opportunities for us. We had a chance to do anything, like

to loot, to rape. At the same time what you got was for

you to be courageous and to battle for him."

Do you follow what Mr Marzah is saying in this context? Mr Zaymay, do you follow what Mr Marzah is saying? He is saying that the disciplinary system that ensued under Prince Johnson's administration fell apart when the leader - and by the leader he refers to Mr Taylor - was now present in Liberia. Do you agree with that observation?

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