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

Yes, my Lord. If we had not held those people hostage, they would not have taken us seriously. They would not have known anything about us. They will all just say, "The Lome Accord said we were all RUF. We were all combatants", but we also said, "No, no, no, we are not going to accept that. They should recognise the SLA". If we had not taken that action they would not have recognised us, Johnny Paul himself wouldn't have gone to Liberia and we ourselves wouldn't have gone to Liberia to meet with Charles Taylor.

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