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

If I may have a moment, Madam President. Your Honours, on page 15611, if you start at line 6 there was a question posed to the witness and this was in open session:

"Q. And what did he say that 50 told him, just one step

up?

A. Sam Bockarie said that he had spoken to 50 and that 50

instructed him that he should try to bring Johnny Paul to

Buedu.

Q. Can you pause just so that we are able to take in what

you have given us.

A. Okay.

Q. Then he had spoken to Johnny. Who did 50 say he got

this instruction from?

A. 50 said he got the instruction from his dad, Charles

Taylor, and that Charles Taylor said he and Foday Sankoh

had discussed that 50 should instruct Sam Bockarie so that

Sam Bockarie will help bring Johnny Paul to Buedu."

Friday you have in this context that Charles Taylor said that he and Foday Sankoh had discussed that, meaning how 50 should instruct Sam Bockarie so that Sam Bockarie will bring Johnny Paul to Buedu. I mean it is inferable that, yes, Charles Taylor was the one who gave the directive, but the manner in which it comes out on Friday is that the directive came from both Foday Sankoh and Charles Taylor.

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