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

The role, when Foday Sankoh trained the Black Guards in the Revolutionary United Front Sierra Leone, was that he trained the Black Guards to be responsible for going to the front lines to sensitise the combatants, that is the soldiers, on the atrocities committed by soldiers at the front lines. For instance, a soldier was not to rape, he was not to burn a house, he was not to loot. He said it was the responsibility - those were the responsibilities of the Black Guards: To sensitise the soldiers.

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