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

Right. I received a note which I believed came from my mother and my mother pleading with me - somehow she had heard this particular September 25th interaction and she plead with me in the note to accept any offer to go anywhere in the world and leave prison. Culturally, I am obligated to respect and honour my mother. So, based on that, I accepted the offer. This offer came late December, it was December 5th. I accepted the offer on December 5th and December 7th I was released to the custody of the United States ambassador, not allowed to visit my family, my kids; not allowed to go to my house; not allowed to take any of my personal property. From prison, to the Roberts International Airport in Harbel, Liberia, on a plane and out of Liberia. That was the condition of my release.

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