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Last Updated: Tuesday, 4 September 2007, 14:51 GMT 15:51 UK
Guilty plea for SA nuclear case
Gerhard Wisser (R)
Wisser made a plea deal with prosecutors
A South African court has given a suspended sentence to a German who pleaded guilty to involvement in a global nuclear smuggling ring.

Gerhard Wisser - a long-term resident of South Africa - was accused of making parts which could have helped Libya make a nuclear weapon.

He was convicted of seven charges in a deal with prosecutors.

In return, the South African state agreed that his 18-year prison sentence be suspended for five years.

A Swiss man is due to appear in court later this month to face similar charges.


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