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

The reason that I did not leave there, when the war came it came in Sierra Leone in that our area, it came there, the war came there in 1991, in March 1991. When the war - and when the war came and they captured Kailahun they said the war would only last for three months. That was why they said that nobody should go anywhere. They said they wanted to capture all of us so that we would not go anywhere. At that time after the war had gone past three months they were scattered all over the place, nobody could go anywhere. That was the reason I couldn't go. When they said three months we thought that it would end in three months, so we decided not to go, we would stay there and do our jobs. That was why I didn't go.

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