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

Now, on 7 February 2008, that man gave evidence to this effect - and I'm looking at page 3429, line 9 of the transcript. He was examined in chief by Mr Werner of counsel, and that testimony unfolded in this way:

"Q. Do you know when they left to go to Burkina Faso?

A. I cannot remember the month, but it was in 1990. The

beginning of the year, maybe the third or fourth month of

the year. Maybe at the beginning of the year.

Q. Now, Mr Witness, you told us about Mataba, and you told

us that you met Kukoi Samba Sanyang in Mataba. Did you see

anyone else in Mataba.

A. Yes, I saw some people in Mataba.

Q. Who did you see?

A. The man who is sitting - who is facing the trial,

Charles Taylor. That was the first time I saw him. Kukoi

was the person who introduced him to me. I also met Foday.

That was my first time to see him before he left Libya,

Foday Sankoh, but these are people who I did not greet one

another, but because of the relationship they have with my

leader, my leader told me these are ..."

Then there was a problem with the translation the witness continued on page 3430:

"... I said I used to go to Kukoi in Mataba. I used to go

to Kukoi in Mataba. That was the first time - that was the

first time for me to see the guy, the man who is facing

trial here, Charles Taylor. That was the first time for me

to see him. That was also my first time to see Foday

Sankoh with my naked eyes."

Now, Kukoi Samba Sanyang is who?

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