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Zimbabwe court finds Mann guilty over 'coup plot' arms deal, absolves others

A court in Zimbabwe found Briton Simon Mann guilty of attempting to illegally buy arms to stage a putsch in oil-rich Equatorial Guinea but acquitted 66 other defendants of involvement in the alleged coup. Two of the defendants were acquitted of all charges. They were released late on Friday after spending more than five months in custody. Mann, a bespectacled former member of Britain’s crack Special Air Service military unit, was alleged to have masterminded the suspected plot to overthrow President Teodoro Obiang Nguema of Equatorial Guinea. Full Story

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