Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

Controversy reigns, 100 years after Armenian genocide

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Migrant Deaths: Politicians Divided after Emergency EU Summit (part 2)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The G-Word: Turkey and the Armenian Genocide (part 1)

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Togo: Will President Faure Gnassingbe win a third 5-year term?

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Nepal devastated by biggest earthquake since 1934

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Nepal vows not to be crippled by deadly quake

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

What will the new French healthcare bill change?

Read more

#TECH 24

Space Special: Happy Birthday, Hubble!

Read more

FOCUS

Video: Meeting Marseille's Armenian community

Read more

Angola tries to stop arms trafficking trial

Latest update : 2008-10-07

As 42 French personalities suspected of illegal arms appear in a Paris court over the so-called "Angolagate" scandal, the Angolan government called for the trial to be annulled, citing a breach of state security.

Also read:

Angola tries to stop 'Angolagate' trial

French elite on trial in 'Angolagate'

 

 

A president's son, a thriller writer and a former interior minister were among members of the French elite who went on trial Monday for illegal arms sales to Africa in a high-profile case dubbed "Angolagate."
  
However, the Angolan regime asked for the incriminating evidence to be withdrawn before the trial even started, citing a state security breach. A lawyer representing the Luanda government invoked French confidentiality laws protecting military secrets of foreign countries.
  
“We ask that all the trial documents that violate international public order shall not be publicly discussed,” explained Ms Teitgen, who defends the Angolan Republic.

 

According to Ms Teitgen, the documents cited are diplomatic notes and contracts, which are the basis of the accusations.

  

Date created : 2008-10-07

COMMENT(S)