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

"The war is part of a regional conflict centred on the diamond rich area at the junction of Liberia's border with Guinea and Sierra Leone, where a ten-year war officially ended last month. Both sides - government and rebel - include fighters from the civil war that ended with when President Taylor was elected in 1997."

Now, that reference to diamonds, Mr Taylor, so far as the incursion of LURD is concerned, as far as you're aware, were diamonds an element of the conflict between your government and LURD?

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