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his or her involvement within
June 20, 2018 05:48PM
The witnesses recalled hearing of the TRC whereas in Republic of Liberia, however didn't testify to being interviewed by them, or knowing of their add detail. The defense additionally questioned the witnesses motives in testifying asking them regarding the state’s package given to them for testifying against Woewiyu. One witness testified solely to receiving U.S. visa for the period of their testimonies, further as travel/hotel prices and daily by the day.Than Kuku provide the order to at least one ear every,” he told the jury. “They did. And Kuku aforesaid they must take them away. They took them away. At the time take him away means that to travel and kill him. They 2 men were crying and beggary. Uncle Tom was there the total time however he aforesaid nothing.”
During his time as a part of the SBU, one witness recalled being ordered by the suspect to “disarm” ECOMOG peacekeeping forces. This alleged order from Charles Taylor by approach of Thomas Woewiyu and Zobon Johnson against ECOMOG, was the goal for Operation Octopus during which NPFL troopers wanted to seize port from ECOMOG peace-keeping forces in 1992.
According to the witness, ECOMOG, at the time, possessed fighter jets, whereas the NPFL possessed anti-aircraft missiles left within the charge of NPFL unit commander Martina Johnson.
In his testimony, the witness additionally recalled the employment of young girls kid troopers said because the “Wasps”, UN agency allegedly fought on the frontlines and guarded the NPFL commanders aboard the SBU.
Another witness’s testimony recalled his encounter as a 12-year-old with then defense minister Woewiyu once the witness was captured by NPFL troopers in Zualay, Nimba County and brought to Gbarnga, ring County. throughout this encounter, the witness recalled he and different captured men and youngsters being approached by the suspect. The witness testified that the suspect proceeded to deliver ammunitions to the cluster, reassuring them that he would “go assess port and are available back”. in step with the witness, the suspect, Mr. Woewiyu then told the cluster that they were planning to be trained and deployed into port to “fight against President Samuel Doe’s forces”.
In the defense’s cross examination of the primary witness, defense lawyer Catherine Henry asked the witness if he had attested Liberia’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). it absolutely was another apparent effort to own the jury question the believability of the witnesses.
The defense noted that Republic of Liberia, underneath the leadership of then President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, enforced the TRC, however didn't implement its recommendation of building a war crimes court or exclusion from post specific names mentioned in its sanction list for his or her involvement within the Liberian warfare. it absolutely was a degree the defense created in its gap statement – Republic of Liberia selected to not prosecute Woewiyu for war crimes, therefore why they asked, is that the USA? They jury was reminded that witnesses that appeared last week, have already came back home to Republic of Liberia.
Also, in its cross examination, the defense emphasised that the suspect, Mr. Thomas Woewiyu wasn't a part of the list of these counseled by the Liberia’ Truth and Reconciliation Commission for prosecution, or to be barred from post.

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