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

Good afternoon, Madam President, your Honours, counsel opposite. Your Honours, the witness will be testifying in Krio.

Your Honour, this is a witness who is covered by the decision of 5 July 2004, and the Prosecution's position is that the witness enjoys protective measures under that decision. He testified before in the case of Prosecutor and Brima, Kamara and Kanu.

Your Honours, to the extent we note this Chamber's ruling previously on the position of witnesses who fall under the general category under that ruling, the Prosecution still maintains the view that this witness is covered by the protective measures granted therein and to the extent that such measures still obtain the Prosecution wishes to make an application for a recision of those measures, having heard from the witness in meetings before today and the witness has indicated that he wishes to testify openly before this Chamber. In that regard, your Honour, I do hereby apply that those measures be rescinded.

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