[JURIST] Mark Thatcher, son of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, must submit to questioning by Equatorial Guinea over his alleged involvement in a coup plot against the government, the South African High Court ruled Wednesday. The court upheld the subpoena against Thatcher, but maintained that he had the right to silence during the questioning, which is scheduled for Friday. Thatcher maintained the hearing would violate his right to silence and could prejudice a separate case against him by the South African government. Charges by both countries stem from Thatcher's alleged financing of an attempted coup to overthrow the president of Equatorial Guinea. Reuters has more.
Previously on JURIST's Paper Chase....
- Thatcher charged in connection with Equatorial Guinea coup plot
- Thatcher lawyers argue against Equatorial Guinea subpoena in coup case
- 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