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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Coup Plotters Reprieved

LAGOS, Nigeria () -- Nigeria's military government has commuted sentences handed down against more than 40 alleged plotters whose plight drew international outrage, and shown excerpts of their secret trial on television.

The videotape of the trial, screened Sunday night, purported to show there were two plots, which eventually converged, against the government of military ruler General Sani Abacha.