[JURIST] Lawyers for Mark Thatcher, son of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, have challenged a subpoena ordering him to answer questions from Equatorial Guinea prosecutors about his role in a suspected coup plot in EG. Thatcher was arrested in South Africa on charges of contravening South Africa's Foreign Military Assistance Act for his alleged role in the EG coup plot. Thatcher's lawyers said Tuesday that the South African Justice Ministry's decision to allow the questioning (made under South Africa's International Co-operation in Criminal Matters Act) could prejudice the South African trial. BBC News has more.
Previously on JURIST's Paper Chase...
- Thatcher hearings in Equatorial Guinea coup case to be televised
- Thatcher appeals subpoena to answer Equatorial Guinea questions
- Thatcher to be questioned by Equatorial Guinea in coup case
- South Africans lay mercenary charges against 2, consider allowing Thatcher to be questioned by Equatorial Guinea
- Zimbabwe convicts mercenary leader in Equatorial Guinea coup; EG government seeks extradition of Thatcher
- Thatcher son arrested in connection with Equatorial Guinea coup plot