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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-21-07 08:01 PM
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Ex-Mercenary Mann Fights Extradition From Zimbabwe To Equatorial Guinea
http://www.voanews.com/english/Africa/Zimbabwe/2007-04-...

By Ndimyake Mwakalyelye
Washington
20 April 2007

Former mercenary soldier Simon Mann, convicted by Zimbabwean authorities of arms violations related to his alleged plotting of a coup against the government of Equatorial Guinea in 2004, testified Friday on his own behalf in an extradition hearing.

It was the second day of the hearing at Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison, Harare.

Mann's lawyer, Jonathan Samkange, said his client completely outwitted" lawyers for the state despite his poor health and the years he has spent in prison.


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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-21-07 08:18 PM
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1. 'Coup Plot'
Thatcher: Spain 'secretly backed coup by sending warships'
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Thatcher case twist as list of alleged coup backers vanishes
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Mark Thatcher: The money trail
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Financiers conspired to overthrow oil-flush African government
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Scorpions say have more info on Equatorial Guinea coup
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Exiled leader in Spain denies any link to coup attempt
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Bank with close ties to Bush administration engulfed in scandal
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
NEW details of Thatcher coup plot: London Evening Standard
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Margaret Thatcher's Son Released on Coup Plot Charges (Update2)
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Mark Thatcher held over coup plot
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

BBC News: Thatcher charged
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
'Petroleum lures dogs of war to Africa'
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Terrorist Stocks?
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Du Toit admits meeting Thatcher
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
SEC probes Marathon Oil payments in Equitorial Guinea (and HQ burns down)
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
WaPo: Allbritton Loses Riggs Bank (front page, day 3)
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

E Guinea 'coup plot' verdict due + update/result
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
I feel like a corpse in a river, says Mark Thatcher as he faces court...
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Thatcher to face coup questions
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Phone links Thatcher to alleged plot
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There was no coup plot, says Du Toit
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Thatcher to ask Britain to help halt extradition
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Thatcher charged over coup plot
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Thatcher to be tried in absentia
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Britain knew in advance of Equatorial Guinea coup plot: report
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Tories Demand Answers on 'Coup Plot'
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Mandelson faces questioning over 'link' to coup plot
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Legal Woes Cut Into Bottom Line at Riggs
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Mugabe flies to Equatorial Guinea (coup plot latest)
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Despots, Deposits & Directors - Riggs Bank
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SABC asks to broadcast Thatcher court case
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Spain calls on EU to warn Equatorial Guinea - Riggs Bank
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Raids 'break up' 20m theft gang
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Thatcher coup plot: Mandelson, CIA & State Department named
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Archer 'link to coup plot'
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Britain accused of failing to investigate Africa coup
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Pentagon link to Guinea coup plot
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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Igel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-21-07 08:55 PM
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3. Then there's that notoriously neocon and ultra-far-right report ...
http://web.amnesty.org/library/Index/ENGAFR240052005?op...

My main problem is that if there was a coup in EG, it's unlikely to make either the unequal distribution of weath or the caprice of the government any worse. Having the thug Mugabe and his government involved in any way just makes it appear worse.

Sometimes we defend the worst against the merely bad with vigor and force not often seen in defending the good against the worst.
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MissB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-21-07 08:22 PM
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2. Probably a wise move.
If he wants to live.

Useless trivia: A relative of mine used to fly the leader of E. G. around the country's leader for a month at a time. The country would hire his entire flight crew, and they'd be surrounded with men w/automatic weapons for the month.
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