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

Yes, Your Honour. On the issue of the means that the Prosecutor alludes to, there is a procedure under the directive on the assignment of counsel which we have gone through with the accused person in relation to his means. Whereby the accused person has filed a declaration of means which we supplied him to determine his state -- financial status in terms of whether or not he would require legal assistance from this Court. And following the completion of the declaration of means, the accused person made a request to the Principal Defender for legal representation and my determination , which I am in the process of filing, if not already filed before I came here, is that I find that from the information contained in the declaration of means, as at present the accused person will require legal assistance because he could be deemed partially indigent.

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