Camara continued to be examined by Prosecutor Werner. Werner referred Camara to his prior statements of that morning and last Friday concerning the 5,000 civilians having been taken from Lofa County to Gbarnga in Bong County, the SBUs and the Strike Force Marine Division.
Camara further testified about his return to Gambia in December 2000 and his return to Liberia in September/October 2002. At that time, Camara spoke with Mustapha Jallow in Monrovia who informed him that the Gambians still had their military ranks, but were not given any responsibilities. During this session Camara related to the Court for the first time that Jallow, Commander of the LDF and EMG Security Commander, was his nephew. Camara testified to the strong ties between Mustapha Jallow and Ibrahim Bah and how Bah and Taylor were involved in diamond transactions.
At 3.30 p.m. Werner concludes his examiniation of the Witness and Defense Counsel Terry Munyard begins his cross-examination of Camara. Munyard questioned Camara on whether his testimony was not for the larger part hearsay instead of things he had witnessed himself, to which Camara answered that 80% of his testimony related to events that he had witnessed or heard himself. Munyard further questioned him about the time of his actual presence in Liberia, about his interviews with the Prosecution’s investigators, his history in Gambia, his reasons for leaving Gambia and why and how he became a member of SOFA.
At 4.30 p.m the Court adjourns untill tomorrow 9.30 a.m.