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

There was an order made this morning that he remain in court. He was not granted permission to be absent. I will take it, therefore, that he has deliberately both flouted that order and absented himself voluntarily. You have not indicated to me that he's unwell or that he has been taken ill and therefore I assume that - must assume that he is following an indication given by counsel this morning that he intends to be absent.

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