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

"Jeter then told Taylor that deforestation was a real concern. Jeter hoped Ambassador Myrick and other international observers would be allowed free access to investigate allegations, under a proactive rumour control programme as suggested earlier by Special Envoy Jackson. Taylor replied that he wanted to protect the environment, but that his government needed financing, not just words from environmental advocates. He would love to set aside 1 to 2 million acres for preservation along the lines of the US National Forest. He said that if someone does investigate the devastating clear-cutting accusations, they could only do so if they visit all of Liberia's wooded areas and not just pick on OTC (Oriental Timber Company)".

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