Def: No reference to Charles Taylor being referred to in first statement in meeting with Mosquito?
W: I said it. Mosquito said his boss Ghankay Taylor is not yet a five star general.
Judge clarifies that info is not in statement, why is that so?
W: I am saying it is there. When I testified before I said it.
Def: Position that investigator didn’t write down what you said before?
W: Position I take is that I said it and whether the Prosecutor or investigtors took it down is not something I considered.
Defense asks question again. W: I don’t know. Repeatedly indicates that that he said statement above about Taylor.
Def: First time mention Taylor was in 2005?
W: I said it.
Defense turns to episode concerning helicopter in Dawa. How many helicopters?
W: Did not say I saw helicopters, saw just one. Said it in my statement.
Judge: Cautions witness not to lose temper, just doing his job. Answer as truthfully and completely as can rather than having exchange.
Def: Reads from statement, which refers to “helicopters”. Did you see one or more than one?
W: The person who wrote this made a typo. I never said this.
Def: Saying here investigator took down incorrectly?
W: No, not saying that. Saw only one helicopter.
Def: Position now – helicopter not yellow and red in color?
W: I am saying what is in my statement is what I am going by. I was under pressure. Today I took an oath.
Def: Repeats question.
W: I don’t know. My memory cannot serve me well on this, I was under pressure at that time. Only because I have strong memories of some, but can’t recall all. Not able to give much identifcation. Only recall “Liberian Airlines”, I can’t recall colors now.
Def: Did you say 6 months ago that helicopters were red and yellow.
W: Agree said that. Don’t recall now because I was under duress. Stand by my oath. Cannot recall everything.
Def: Acknowledge recollection not that good because under emotional and physical strain?
W: Pauses. If you read through my statements and see all the struggles I went through you should know my position now.
Judge – how much longer cross?
Def: Not much longer, will go on a short time tomorrow.
Judge – cautions witness not to discuss testimony with anyone.
The court adjourns until 9:00 a.m. tomorrow.