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

Madam President, I am concerned. As you know from my intervention yesterday when I got the page numbering wrong, I am concerned about the relevance of this section of this witness's report. This tribunal is trying charges of war crimes against the accused against the population of Sierra Leone. We have now moved into Liberia and it is perfectly plain from the witness's report that she is dealing with the Liberian - I will call it the Liberian civil war, for want of a better term, in which Liberian forces were pitted against - Liberian government forces were pitted against rebels, primarily the LURD and MODEL groups, some of whom were fighting with Sierra Leonean fighters, but this is on Liberian soil and it is about the Liberian conflict. It is not about the conflict that this tribunal is concerned with.

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