Thatcher lawyers argue against Equatorial Guinea subpoena in coup case

[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.

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