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

Man, your Honours, M-A-N, and Cote d'Ivoire,

the country:

Q. And what happened, Mr Witness, when this plane landed

in Man in Cote d'Ivoire?

A. When the plane landed at Cote d'Ivoire in Man, I and

the five ex-soldiers, we joined Charles Taylor's soldiers

to take out the arms and ammunition from the plane and put

them in a truck.

Q. If what if anything happened after that, Mr Witness?

A. When we put the arms and ammunitions in the truck,

after we finished doing that, then the plane and some of

the Burkina soldiers who escorted the plane returned back

with the plane and we joined Charles Taylor's convoy and

went with him to Liberia. We went by Danane. It's a

village called Danane in Cote d'Ivoire. When we left

Danane we came to Loguato border, which was the border

between Liberia and Cote d'Ivoire."

Then Mr Verner gives the spelling of Danane and Loguato.

"Q. And, Mr Witness, what if anything happened after that?

A. After that we continue with Charles Taylor's convoy to

his town where - the town he was in control, which was his


Q. Do you know the name of those headquarters?

A. His headquarters were at Gbarnga. This was central

part of Liberia."

And he goes on to say how they arrived in the evening. So, Mr Taylor, just so that we are clear, you are supposed to have gone to Burkina Faso where, assisted by some Burkinabe soldiers and also by this man, you loaded arms and ammunition onto a plane, flew them to an airfield in Cote d'Ivoire, transshiped them onto a truck and then took them to Gbarnga. True or false?

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