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

Like, for example, all of us who are here now I would take us to be various battalions - let me say those up there would be the brigade commanders and this other section I will take that then to be a battalion and battalion headquarters and I will take this other area as the front line and I will take myself to be the control station. For example, if I have any instructions from the control stations where I am now, like for example Mr Taylor wants to talk to any of the battalions or brigade commanders, the voice procedure that we were taught was - that is in Liberia and Bomi Hills - like, for example 35, Treetop 35 Bravo, then 35 Bravo will respond. Then he will say, "This 35 Bravo, carry on", or he will say "35 Bravo Roger". From there again Treetop will tell him to go to this and this frequency. Frequency is the numbers that are on the channels. That is the various channels that are on the radio that we gave codes to. The frequencies also had code names. All of those things were being taught to us, how to use those frequencies and the code names, and apart from that, like the various commanders had code names also. I would say, for example, Ebony may like to talk to Energy, that is like Mr Taylor would like to talk to General Degbon. Then, if it was a message pertaining to reinforcement or movement of troops we would write it down and we would encode it. After encoding it we will transmit it to the receiving station. When the receiving station would have received the message, they will decode it and give it to the commander who was in charge and that commander in charge, after reading the message, would sign underneath that he had received the message and he had read it.

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