Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Equatorial Guinea: Du Toit retracts confession ....

Nick Du Toit has retracted his confession.

The trial of Du Toit and 18 other suspected mercenaries resumed today after an 11-week adjournment.
In August, during the first seven days of the Malabo trial, just one of the 19 accused, South African arms dealer Nick Du Toit, admitted to the court that he took part in a coup plot. He could face the death penalty.

The seven other South Africans, six Armenians and five Equatorial Guineans on trial with Du Toit all denied any knowledge of a plot. (source)
Also ... the government of Equatorial Guinea will try Mark Thatcher in absentia. The government would still like to have him extradited.