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Zimbabwe Jails Briton for 7 Years in Mercenary Case

Zimbabwe court jailed British former special services officer Simon Mann for seven years on Friday in a case prosecutors had linked to a foiled coup plot in oil-rich Equatorial Guinea.The court also jailed 65 suspected mercenaries, all South African citizens, for 12 months on related charges. Mann, 51, had earlier pleaded guilty to trying to buy weapons from Zimbabwe’s state arms manufacturer, but he always insisted the arms were to be used for guarding mining operations in eastern Congo.Full Story

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