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The CIA, the exiled politician, the Seychelles government and the Co Antrim pensioner

Pensioner was arrested over the 1985 killing of Seychelles 'dissident' Hoarau

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Intrigue: Ian Withers carried out work for the Seychelles government in the 1980s

Intrigue: Ian Withers carried out work for the Seychelles government in the 1980s

Intrigue: Ian Withers carried out work for the Seychelles government in the 1980s

New light has been shed on a Co Antrim pensioner's role in a strange tale involving the murder of an exiled politician and attempts to overthrow the Seychelles government, and the CIA.

Ian Withers (79) has admitted to spying on Seychellois 'dissident' Gerard Hoarau, who was shot dead on the doorstep of his Edgeware home in London in 1985, but denies being involved in his killing.

He has now, however, revealed that the role of previously un-reported player is being examined in connection with the case - the United States Central Intelligence Agency.


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