Tuesday, March 23, 2004

Equatorial Guinea/Zimbabwe: mercenaries appear in court

The 70 alleged mercenaries had their first appearance in court today (the court is inside the jail).
Chief prosecutor Mary Zimba-Dube said they face life imprisonment if found guilty. Defense lawyer Jonathan Samkange told reporters his clients faced maximum fines of $200,000 each.

The accused were not required to enter a plea Tuesday. (link)