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

He explained the same thing to me: That Sam Bockarie had diamonds. I also did not stop there. That was, in fact, some of the reasons why I sent some of my bodyguards to Sierra Leone and I was told that most of the people who were recruited from Liberia, most of them were sent around the diamond mines and so I knew definitely that Sam Bockarie was involved in diamond business and bringing over diamonds to Monrovia, to Mr Taylor, and that was, in fact, the reason why he was being supplied with arms and ammunition quickly for him to carry on with the war, because Eddie Kanneh also confirmed to me that he was the Diamond Manager and so all my information that I put together I ended up concluding that Mr Taylor was involved in diamond business, but I particularly did not see him with my naked eyes discussing diamond affairs, or diamond business, together with Sam Bockarie. That is, in fact, the more reason why I need to explain what I heard, what someone explained to me and what I saw with my naked eyes.

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