Thursday, March 11, 2004

Equatorial Guinea/ Zimbabwe: Zim merceneries in court on Friday

There were reports that the 67(?) alleged mercenaries would be in court today ... they weren't.
Acting Attorney General Bharat Patel said the men would probably not appear in court until Friday and that "the relevant law enforcement agencies" were drawing up charges.

... Patel said charges against the group were likely to include contravening the Civil Aviation Act and that "there may also be other charges relating to the Firearms Act, possibly also in relation to our immigration laws".

... none of the charges listed by Patel would bring that [death] sentence.