Day 5 of witness testimony

On this fifth day of witness testimony at the trial of Charles Taylor before the Special Court for Sierra Leone, sitting in The Hague, we expect lead defense counsel Courtenay Griffiths to continue his cross-examination of prosecution witness Varmuyan Sherif. 

Proceedings were scheduled to get underway at 9:00 (8:00 in Sierra Leone and Liberia), but with the half-hour delay to the media center here at the International Criminal Court, our live-blogging will begin at 9:30.  This is a summary of the proceedings and not a full transcript.  We attempt to make it as accurate as possible, but cannot guarantee its total accuracy.