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Guinea coup trial defendant names co-conspirators

Simon Mann, a former United Kingdom SAS officer, told an Equatorial Guinea court that he was one of the “junior” members of a 2004 attempt to overthrow President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, and not the mastermind as the prosecution claimed.

In his address to the court, Mann named several others involved in the plot including Mark Thatcher, son of former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and Chelsea-based Lebanese billionaire Ely Calil, whom Mann alleges was one of the major players. Read More…