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

"As the rebels were searching the house for valuables I decided to try and run out the door. As I tried to escape for the second time the rebel with the machete caught me by the waistband of my pants. He dragged me to the table, then he forced my left hand onto the table. As I withdrew it the rebel with the gun beat me and the one with the cutlass said he'd cut my head in two if I don't put my hand down. Then he ordered me to put my left hand down, held down my hand and chopped it four times with the machete."

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