Last updated: 3 november, 2009 - 16:49 GMT

Coup plotters pardoned

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A group of five foreigners jailed for a plot to overthrow the government of Equatorial Guinea - including the alleged ringleader, Simon Mann - have been pardoned by President Teodoro Obiang Nguema.

Mann, who's British, and another ring leader, South African, Nick du Toit, both originally received 34 year prison sentences when convicted in 2006.

Equatorial Guinea's ambassador to the UK is Agustin Nze Nfumu; here in London he told Focus on Africa's Sophie Ikenye why the prisoners had been released, starting with the case of Simon Mann.

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