(RFI) Four ex-officers sentenced to death for 2009 attack

(RFI) Four ex-officers sentenced to death for 2009 attack

August 22, 2010
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An article that summarizes the August 2010 executions of four former army officers shortly after being sentenced to death by a military tribunal in Equatorial Guinea for their alleged involvement in an attack on the presidential palace in 2009.

Four former army officers have been condemned to death by a military tribunal in Equatorial Guinea for their involvement in an attack on the presidential palace in 2009, state television reported Sunday. A human rights campaigner tells RFI that they were executed before sentence was officially passed.

The four, who include a member of the presidential guard and two army captains, were sentenced on Saturday.

They were found to have been “criminally responsible” for an attempt on the life of head of state, President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, as well as being guilty of terrorism and treason.The condemned men had already been executed before the sentence, according to Tutu Alicante, the US-based president of the NGO EG justice.

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