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

The misunderstanding here, let me just take a typical example, sir, between Sam Bockarie and the Liberian authorities. There came a point in time whilst we were on ceasefire, one of the bodyguards of Benjamin Yeaten whom they described as a close relative to him was killed on the front line and they said Sam Bockarie was accused of masterminding his death.

So Benjamin Yeaten sent Andre with a delegation amongst which I recognised one of my fellow Sierra Leoneans as a high command in that group. They went there, as they said, to investigate, but at that point there arose a misunderstanding wherein the bodyguards of Sam Bockarie at that almost exchanged fire with - against Andre and those that came from Benjamin Yeaten to conduct this investigation. So there was the alarm that Sam Bockarie was at that time particular time in Ivory Coast.

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