E Guinea seeks Thatcher’s arrest

Equatorial Guinea has issued an arrest warrant for Sir Mark Thatcher over his alleged role in a failed 2004 coup.

The country’s attorney general said that Sir Mark, son of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, had provided money and transport.

In 2005, Sir Mark was given a fine and a suspended sentence in South Africa after pleading guilty to unknowingly helping to finance the plot.

However, he has always denied any direct involvement.

He told the UK’s Daily Telegraph newspaper he was not worried by the arrest warrant.

“As far as I’m concerned the issue has already been dealt with,” he was quoted as saying.

“I’ve been charged and tried in a court in South Africa on exactly those charges so I don’t see what more they can do.”