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

And we see it continues:

"This call was made in Freetown recently by the ECOMOG force commander, Major General Timothy Shelpidi, while exchanging views with an official of the Security Council and Swedish representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Hans Dahlgren, who was at the ECOMOG headquarters on a courtesy call.

General Shelpidi wondered why it was possible, in spite of the existing United Nations arms embargo on Liberia, for President Charles Taylor's forces to possess the new weapons they now use and also supply the rebels fighting in Sierra Leone."

Mr Taylor, pause there. Did you have access to new weapons in 1998?

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