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

Well, they were beating up civilians because at the time that RUF took over Kono we were doing mining there, the RUF was doing mining there. They started mining activities there. When I say "we", I am talking about the RUF. I was not there, but it was the RUF. They were doing mining activities in Kono. So if they put some civilians together to go and do the mining and you tried to escape, if you are caught you would be beaten.

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