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

Thank you for the question, Justice Sow, as you yourself have rightfully pointed there is a question of prosecutorial discretion and that in many ways determines, helps the Prosecutor or is a tool that the Prosecutor uses to determine which witnesses they wish to call in support of their case. Your Honour, I dealt with three key figures in my address to you, and of these three, one of them, according to the evidence before this Court -- First of all, I name the three again, Benjamin Yeaten, Daniel Tamba, who is Jungle, and Ibrahim Bah, Balde Bah, Benjamin Yeaten -- I will deal with the one we have evidence of and that's about his current situation and that's Jungle. The evidence before this Court is that Jungle was killed and so there is no point about, you know, having Jungle before the Court.

Your Honours, again, I go to the point about prosecutorial discretion, and there could be many reasons why in the exercise of the Prosecutor's discretion they may not deem it necessary to bring certain witnesses before the Court but it may also be due to lack of capacity on the part of the Prosecution. I will only leave the point at that, but to the best the Prosecution can, we have marshaled and brought before this Court the witnesses who we have been able to provide to the Court to establish the link between the accused and the AFRC/RUF.

Your Honour, Justice Sow also mentioned John Tanu. It is true that he testified before the - before, in the RUF case. Again, on the question of prosecutorial discretion, it is not in the Prosecutor's determination at this time to have John Tanu testify in this trial but sufficient - suffice it to say that the Prosecution has determined the witnesses that it considers relevant and helpful and who are available to testify in this Court and have brought them forward.

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