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

I uphold the Defence objection. The right procedure should be that any evidence that is led in this Court must have a firm foundation. You must show the foundation. Mr Ian Smillie is not called here as a historian. He has not come here to give his testimony as a historian. So you cannot ask questions that allude to the history. And I do agree with the Defence that you cannot play clips with anonymous speakers and hope to tender in that kind of evidence through Mr Smillie unless you lay a proper foundation for it.

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