August 26, 2008
This morning at 9.30 a.m. Court went briefly into open session. The accused, Charles Taylor, was present in spite of remarks of Lead Defense Counsel Courtenay Griffiths yesterday, that Taylor would no longer accept the extra measures of maximum security imposed on him by the Dutch authorities and would henceforth not appear in Court. After Presiding Judge Teresa Doherty had taken appearances (Nick Koumjian and Leigh Lawrie for the Prosecution; Courtenay Griffiths and Terry Munyard for the Defense), Court went back in private session to continue the cross-examination of prosecution witness TF1-375 by Defense Counsel Terry Munyard. As soon as Court is back in open session our monitoring will continue.