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

With respect, Madam President, there are a number of issues here. Counsel is establishing that monitoring continued or began some time in March through June in Kono District and continued through Mansofinia and Koinadugu District and continued all the way until I think he said right at the end, so we are talking about a three year period almost. There has been evidence during this witness's testimony that monitoring involved sometimes listening to ECOMOG interceptions. This foundation does not establish whether the monitoring we are speaking of deals with listening to ECOMOG vis-a-vis any of the other warring factions' communications and to me it prejudices us in our ability to deal with this evidence, because there is no clarification. It is just a wide sweeping categorisation that monitoring took place. Monitoring of what? Of whom? There is no foundation for that.

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