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

The real reason was first when he left - when Foday Sankoh left Abidjan - when he was leaving Abidjan he did not inform the Ivorian government at all. They did not give him any diplomatic cover to go. He went there all by himself. So when he got at the airport, his passport went - met the immigration officers, they were all surprised to see him there the way he appeared, like an ordinary person. He did not appear there like a guest of a government. He did not appear there like a rebel leader. He did not appear there like any leader. He appeared there like any ordinary person. So when they saw his passport, they informed the President, President Sani Abacha, about it. That was where his arrest started.

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