Printer Friendly

MARK 'IN ON COUP' PLOT.

A BRITISH mercenary told a court yesterday that Sir Mark Thatcher was part of the "management team...not just an investor" in the planned coup in Equatorial Guinea.

Former SAS officer Simon Mann claimed Baroness Thatcher's son "came on board completely" in the plot to depose President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.

Mann, 55, who faces 30 years in jail, also claimed the 2004 coup was backed by Spain and South Africa.

He is expected to be sentenced today in the West African state's capital Malabo.

Sir Mark, 54, has denied being part of the plot. He was accused of paying for a helicopter for the team but said he thought he was financing an air ambulance. He pleaded guilty to breaking South Africa's anti-mercenary laws and paid a fine of pounds 265,000.

CAPTION(S):

EX-SAS OFFICER Mann
COPYRIGHT 2008 MGN LTD
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2008 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

 Reader Opinion

Title:

Comment:



 

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jun 19, 2008
Words:138
Previous Article:Strikes if fuel bills rise 40%; ENERGY CREDITR CRUNCH CRISIS.
Next Article:Celtic Tiger has 'failed to boost nation's welfare' THE CREDIT CRUNCH SOCIAL JUSTICE.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2014 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters