Court Resumes After Mid-Morning Break-Examination of Witness Jabati Jaward Continues

12:00pm: Court resumed after the mid-morning break with a continuation of the examination of Witness TF1-388, Jabati Jaward.

The witness continued his evidence on the execution of the RUF commanders who were accused of conniving with the enemy. He said that it was Sankoh who gave orders for their executions. The witness spoke about the change of title for the Mansion Guards to that of the Black Guards. The witness explained how government troops forced the RUF to retreat to the Liberian border in 1993 and how Sankoh gave orders for the RUF to move into the jungles, where they establsihed various jungles including Zogoda, Western Jungle, etc. The witness said that Zogoda became the RUF headquarter in the jungle and that when Sankoh went for peacetalks in 1996, government troops attacked Zogoda and Mohamed Tarawwaly went missing. Sam Bockarie was then made the Battle Group Commander of the RUF.

Court adjourned for lunch break.