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

Your Honours, and for the benefit of counsel opposite, I'll be reading from Defence exhibit D-26. Madam Court Officer is aware that I will be referring to this. She might publish it for everyone's benefit, but it will be brief. For the record, this is Defence exhibit D-26. It's a document excerpted from the final report of the Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission. In particular it is a statement by His Excellency President Alhaji Dr Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, dated 5 August 2003, former President of Sierra Leone. I'll be reading from paragraphs 58 and 62. The subject matter above those paragraphs is the Special Task Force:

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