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

I lived a peaceful life in Makeni. The people of Makeni recognised me to be a peaceful officer in Makeni. I did not run away from Makeni because I had done something wrong there to go and stay in Kono, no. I decided to move to Kono out of my free will. Even most of the soldiers who lived with me, they still have workshops in Makeni. They are working there. The people of Makeni, they don't have problems with the RUF. They knew that it was a war. They have never asked anybody to leave their town because he or she had done something wrong to them. If we had done bad to them, they wouldn't have accepted us that kind of way. They accepted all the commanders of the RUF including the RUF entirely. Thank you.

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