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

Yes, they gave me money. Yes, they give me money. A big man like me, I have children. If the people say, "Come and sit down here until the time reaches to go and testify" and they did not give me something, how would I maintain myself? How do you think I'll eat? And they were the ones who brought me to Freetown. I didn't know Freetown. I was born a Sierra Leonean but I didn't know Freetown. I know Kenema and Moyamba, but they were the ones who brought me to Freetown. How did you - how do you think I would go to Freetown without them giving me money?

Because one thing, it's quick for me to go over the BBC and say, "Special Court brought me and they did not give me money". They give me money. They gave me food money. But it was very small. I always grumbled that it's very small.

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