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

There was a day when Chief Hinga Norman, who was the Deputy Defence Minister, he called Mosquito and told him that if he did not release us quickly, they were going to organise a rescue mission. And that if during the course of that mission, any one of us lost their lives, he - I mean, none of them would be spared. That was what he said. So Mosquito believed that one. He believed it so strongly, so he said, "The best thing we're going to do to stop these people coming to run this rescue mission is to make sure that we don't keep these people in one place for long." So that was the reason.

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