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British Mercenary Sentenced in Coup Plot

Date: July 7, 2008
Author: Lydia Polgreen
QUOTE: He was arrested in 2004 in Zimbabwe after meeting a plane headed for Equatorial Guinea loaded with 80 mercenaries and a stockpile of weapons. He had served part of a seven-year sentence for weapons trafficking in Zimbabwe, but was extradited to Equatorial Guinea after being released early. Last month, he was convicted of trying to overthrow the government of Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, after a four-day trial in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea’s capital.

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