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

The reason why I was sent over even that mining, because I can say we were many in the RUF but those in whom they had such a confidence to undertake such activities were not many. And like we knew in the RUF it was only minerals that solved our problems in helping achieve our goals, so he used to call me and give me lectures on how to put pressure and that if we got diamonds we would be able to get arms and ammunition and so that was the work he sent me to go and do in Kono. So the diamonds that we got were the diamonds that he took to Monrovia to Charles Taylor for us to get our supply of arms and ammunition to be able to fight the war so that the enemy will not conquer us, so that was what he used to tell me and he used to advise me to double and redouble my efforts.

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