Defense counsel Andrew Cayley continues cross-examination of prosecution witness Alex Tamba Teh:
Def: What year did the RUF finally leave Kono District?
Wit: For where?
Def: When did the RUF leave and the government take over Kono District?
Wit: I was in Kono. I saw the UN enter there in 2000 for the disarmament. It was then I realized they’d left finally.
Def: You were there in 1999 and 2000, in Kono?
Def: You told us yesterday that you’re a teacher as well as a pastor.
Wit: Yes, I am a teacher.
Def: When you were captured, you told Capt. Banya that your name was Isaac Teh, didn’t you?
Wit: Not to Capt. Banya. It was Rocky I told I was Isaac Teh after I was first captured.
Def: So you’re known as Alex Teh and Isaac Teh?
Wit: I got the name Isaac because I’m a pastor. I didn’t give them my real name.
Def: Some of the rebels came to know you as Isaac Teh. The RUF were running three schools for the poor in Kono District during 1999?
Wit: They were running many schools. Every town had a school. I can’t say how many.
Def: These schools were free?
Wit: That’s what I heard.
Def: During 1999, a Reverend Isaac Teh is listed as supervisor of schools in Kono District. That’s you, isn’t it?
Wit: I’m not saying I was.
Def: Were there two Isaac Tehs in Kono District?
Wit: I never told an investigator that I worked in the schools. I don’t want to talk to you about what’s not in my statement.
Def: Are there 2 Reverend Isaac Tehs in Kono District?
Wit: I am the only person called Rev. Isaac Teh in Kono District.
Def: You said yesterday that Rocky told you his real name during your captivity, Emmanuel Williams. He said he belonged to a tribe that came predominantly from Liberia.
Wit: Yes, he told me his real name was Emmanuel Williams, from the Bassa tribe in Liberia.
Def: The first time you mentioned this fact was this week to Prosecutor Bangura in your preparatory sessions. Is that right?
Wit: I stand by by oath, and I told the Special Court before what Rocky’s name was.
The witness is being shown his first statement from November 15, 2002. Def says Prosecution disclosed this as a new fact this week.
Def: Did you disclose in your first statement what Rocky’s real name was?
Wit: This is not new.
Def: Did you state this in your first statement, that you knew Rocky’s real name and that he was from Liberia? Is it in the statement?
Wit: It’s in the statement.
Judge Sebutinde asks witness to show in his November 2002 statement where it states Rocky’s real name. Sebutinde asks whether the witness can read English fluently.
Prosecutor Bangura: He can read English, but not fluently.
Wit: I’m a country boy. I can hear English and speak a bit of it. I can read English, but I’m not perfect because there are some words I can not easily understand.
Judge Sebutinde: Can you point to the name Emmanuel Williams in the statement?