Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Equatorial Guinea/ Zimbabwe: Zim threatens death penalty for "mercenaries"

The [Zim] government warned Wednesday that 64 suspected mercenaries who were aboard a jet seized at the country's main airport could face the death penalty.

"They are going to face the severest punishment on our statutes including capital punishment," Foreign Minister Stan Mudenge said after a routine briefing for diplomats in the capital, Harare.

He didn't specify what charges could be brought against the men or when they might appear in court. (link)