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

"... on the 4th June 2007". And then we go down to "Mr Lansana was detained ..." down the page:

"Mr Lansana was detained and incarcerated by the Sierra Leone authorities on the 9th of May, 2000. He was convicted on the 11th of April, 2006 for Conspiracy to Murder and other counts. He received a sentence of ten years. Including credit for time served, Mr Lansana's scheduled date of release is the 8th of March, 2009".

And then the next paragraph:

"Excellency, The Office of the Prosecutor in no way seek to underestimate the seriousness of the crime for which Mr Lansana was convicted and in no way seek to undermine the justice system of the Republic of Sierra Leone by this request", and the letter is signed by the Chief Prosecutor, Mr Stephen Rapp. Mr Lansana, did anybody from the Office of the Prosecution tell you that they had written to the President of your country to secure your release from Pademba Road Prison?

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