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

Your Honour, the position is that the witness did, before testifying, say that he wished to testify openly, but that was not in itself a situation where every bit of detail about himself has to come in the open and the witness did in fact express some concern about security. It's just that he agreed to testify openly before this Chamber and to that extent we consider that some information about him, which may go to identify him, should be kept confidential.

And, your Honours, I just need to point out that in his previous testimony in the other trial, even though it was noted that he testified openly, but what we have as open testimony in that trial is slightly different from what we have before this Chamber. In that case his name - he testified with a pseudonym and behind a screen even though it is described as an open testimony and in that regard certain aspects of his identity were kept confidential.

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