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

The jobs that we were doing starting from up to '96, in between then I had an illness called hernia and that was caused by the fact that we were carrying heavy loads. That hernia was a result of that job that we were doing. Like I am now in your presence here, you people sitting there, I cried out to them that, oh, I have this illness now and this is as a result of the war and that hernia was treated two years ago. That's why I am sitting here today talking to you. Otherwise I wouldn't have been able to sit here to talk to you.

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