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Coup plot Briton granted pardon

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Former British soldier Simon Mann, sentenced to 34 years for a coup plot in Equatorial Guinea, has been pardoned by the country's president.

Mann, who was sentenced in July 2008, had admitted to conspiring to oust President Teodoro Obiang Nguema.

Mann's family said they were "absolutely delighted".

Frank Gardner reports.

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