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

There were many of them but, for example, I remember now a particular child unified with his family in Freetown. The family sent him to the public tap to get water and the people were lining up, just waiting for their turn to get the water. When he arrived there he just go straight to the tap and wanted to get the water, so people started shouting at him and he just said, "You don't know who you are talking to. If you knew who I am you would not talk to me like that." What happens, the people just beat him up. A COOPI social worker had to go back and to mediate with the community, and the people, and with the family, and with the child so that he would not do the same things again. That is the kind of things we used to face.

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