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

When we got to Makeni we met - we met houses being set on fire, taking property from houses, and Issa said nobody should burn a house in Makeni and they started shooting at people, killing them and setting houses on fire. And I asked Collins - I say, "Why when they went to the Mende land they burnt houses and when we got to Makeni they've asked us not to burn houses and they were burning houses in Freetown when we were there and even these days they were burning houses, they were taking property from people, now that we have got here" and he said, "It's an order from Issa." They were burning houses there.

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