Thatcher appeals subpoena to answer Equatorial Guinea questions

Attorneys for Mark Thatcher, son of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Monday challenged a subpoena compelling Thatcher to answer questions from Equatorial Guinea prosecutors. Thatcher was arrested last month on charges of contravening South Africa's Foreign Military Assistance Act for his alleged role in an Equatorial Guinea coup plot. Thatcher's court appearance to answer EG questions will have no bearing on his November 25 trial on the South Africa charges. JURIST's Paper Chase has background on the subpoena and the South African Press Association has more.

 

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