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

And please understand the reasons I'm doing this. Your Honours, this is an issue that we would seek immediate leave to appeal upon because the harm that it would cause is irreparable. The harm if this is broadcast to the security of the witness and to his family is irreparable and the witness himself has indicated that to us. It's not just the person - as I indicated before we started, the witness had indicated he did not even - he wanted - his own preference was closed session for all his testimony, so I would like to put on record in closed session the reasons the witness has given that I failed to articulate as to why this would put himself and his family in danger. I would like then to ask the Court, if the Court does not agree with me, to give us immediate right to appeal that. The danger - the result, your Honour, is this witness in my honest opinion is --

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