Court Resumes After Mid-Morning Break. Cross-Examination of Witness TF1-567 Continues

Court Resumed after lunch-break and defense counsel continued the cross-examination of witness TF1-567.

Defense counsel showed the witness two different exercise books which gave details of records indicating diamonds that were mined and sold by the RUF. The witness stated that the said records were kept so as to account to Sankoh when he came out of prison.

Witness also admitted knowlege of the meeting that took place between Sankoh and Johnny Paul Koroma in Liberia but said he did not know what was discussed in said meeting.

The witness also spoke of the UN personel taken hostage by the West Side Boys.

Defense counsel sought to establish why the witness fought for the Taylor government against MODEL rebels in Liberia and why he did not return to Sierra Leone after the war until he was contacted by the Special Court for Sierra Leone. Defense also sought to slicit information about the diamond trade that the RUF embarked on with other people from Canada.

Re-Examination by the prosecution.

The prosecution re-examined the witness and sought to clarify dates that the witness had spoken about and which were raised during cross-examination.

Court adjourned for lunch break.