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BRITISH mercenary Simon Mann
For other people called Simon Mann, see Simon Mann (disambiguation)

Simon Mann (B. 26 June 1952) is a security expert, mercenary and former British Army officer, and South African citizen presently facing extradition to Equatorial Guinea, against
 put on a brave face after being handed a 34-year prison sentence for his part in an African coup plot.

Speaking about the verdict by a court in Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea (gĭn`ē), officially Republic of Equatorial Guinea, republic (2005 est. pop. 536,000), 10,830 sq mi (28,051 sq km), W central Africa. , he said: "I'll just have to push it." Mann, left, was sentenced over a failed coup plot in Equatorial Guinea.

The former SAS (1) (SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC, A software company that specializes in data warehousing and decision support software based on the SAS System. Founded in 1976, SAS is one of the world's largest privately held software companies. See SAS System.  officer, 55, was accused of masterminding an operation to oust President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.

Ely Calil Ely Calil (born 8th December 1945 in Kano, Nigeria) is a Lebanese businessman holding British citizenship. He made big success negotiating oil mining deals in Nigeria in the 1980s. He is a father of five (including actor George Calil), currently living in Chelsea, London. , the millionaire accused of masterminding the plot, told a national newspaper he supported regime change in the west African nation, but said he backed "democratic change".

Mr Calil also said Sir Mark Thatcher, named in court as part of the plot's "management team", had "absolutely nothing" to do with a coup.
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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Jul 8, 2008
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