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

Madam Court Officer, the first document we looked at, 24 August, at the bottom the Prosecution has you speaking about this issue and the last paragraph reads:

"Finally, apart from the heavy lootings and off-loading of people, raping by some junta members have started in the chiefdom. All these actions have caused some people on deciding to stay permanently in the bush - i.e. sorkoihun, even though Colonel Sam Bockarie [Mosquito] is trying to put this under control by firing a foot of anyone now reported of any of the above crimes in the chiefdom."

That is a correct account of what was going on around the time the junta forces came into Lower Bambara Chiefdom, correct?

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