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Thatcher's Son Released After Arrest in African Coup Plot

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Thatcher's Son Released After Arrest in African Coup Plot

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Thatcher's Son Released After Arrest in African Coup Plot

Thatcher's Son Released After Arrest in African Coup Plot

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Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's son — Mark Thatcher — has been given a conditional release by a court hearing charges that he helped plot a coup in Africa. He was arrested on suspicion of arranging a mercenary coup against the government of Equatorial Guinea. Hear NPR's Robert Siegel talks with BBC reporter Claude Colhart in Capetown, South Africa.