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

I also denied to say it was house arrest. I was like in a jail. If you are under house arrest you have facilities, you can move around, you can drink if you want to drink. But I was really detained, door locked with a key and I always see someone sitting in front of the door. So I cannot consider that to be a house arrest.

That was why I said I was being detained as a prisoner. I did not move freely, I was in a single room and the room was locked, all the windows were protected by heavily armed gunmen and they were speaking Krio, speaking this and that, threatening me and they will say, "We will take the Vice-President to the Robertsfield Highway tonight and he will be going to Europe". So much intimidation. I was not free where I was held.

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