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

After the message from the meeting has been delivered they allowed all the fighting forces to go into Makeni Town and the surrounding areas to gather food, abduct. They started burning houses. They took people's wives away from them in Makeni Town, people's school children went into vehicles, so that was how it happened. Then also in there reports filtered in from all angles in Makeni that the cases of raping was now overwhelming. They started raping women. If they refused, she would be killed. So the reports about raping filtered in plenty before we left Makeni. The burning of houses, destruction of property, reports came about all of those, plenty.

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