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

When I said children, it was those who were above eight to - that was from eight to 13 years who were not tall enough to be considered as adults and those children too went to the training base and they were referred to as SBUs if they were boys and if they were girls they were referred to as SGUs and when they would graduate the commander at the base would distribute them. At times it would be that somebody who might have gone to the war front and captured that boy or girl and brought that person, so if that boy or girl graduates he will take him or her again. But if that person is not willing to take the boy or girl the training commander would give the boy or girl to any other commander to stay with him and work for him. He will send him or her to work for him.

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