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

Thank you. Right at the bottom of the page I'm going to start at the bottom, the last line, line 29:

"Q. During the time you were in Makeni, did you attend any

muster parade?"

Over the page, 5316:

"A. No, I didn't attend a muster parade in Makeni."

And he goes on to say on line 7:

"Yes, I attended a muster parade. The muster parade was

held near the government hospital in Magburaka Town.

Q. When was this muster parade held?

A. It was in 1999, around April 1999 I can remember. That

was when we held the muster parade in Magburaka.

Q. What happened during this muster parade in Magburaka?

A. During the muster parade, I saw two senior RUF

officers, one of them was Morris Kallon, then the other one

was Siem Kolleh. I saw Siem Kolleh with an AAC twin

barrel, anti-aircraft gun. He had arms and ammunition in

that vehicle together with RPG bombs. Then Siem Kolleh

told Morris Kallon that Sam Bockarie had sent those

materials, he brought them from Liberia to go and fight

against Denis Mingo and others."

Then I'm going to miss out the rest of that page, it's a procedural matter. Over the page, 5317, line 4, the witness is asked to spell the name:

"Q. You mentioned the name Siem Kolleh. Can you spell the

name, please?

A. S-I-E-M K-O-L-L-E-H.

Q. Who is Siem Kolleh?

A. He was an RUF vanguard.

Q. You testified earlier that Siem Kolleh told Morris

Kallon that Sam Bockarie had sent those materials, meaning

the arms and ammunition and the anti-aircraft gun, and that

he'd brought them from Liberia. Did Siem Kolleh say where

in Liberia Sam Bockarie got those materials from?

A. Yes, he said that in the muster parade where I was

there, including RUF and AFRC members."

Sorry, I put the emphasis wrongly:

"He said that in the muster parade when I was there,

including RUF and AFRC members.

Q. What did he say about where in Liberia Sam Bockarie got

these materials from?

A. Siem Kolleh told us that Sam Bockarie got those

materials from Charles Taylor."

Now, Mr Kolleh, the first question I want to ask is - well, I'd better make a correction before I go any further. Apparently I've given the wrong TF1 number. I believe it's TF1-337. But for these purposes, I don't actually need to identify the witness; it's the evidence that I want to ask about.

First of all, have you ever spelled your first name S-I-E-M?

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