Swiss court approves supercar seizure
The Swiss Federal Court has upheld a decision to seize 23 supercars belonging to the son of the president of Equatorial Guinea.
Teodorin Obiang is also vice president of the country.
The small West African country has an appalling human rights record and is listed by the NGO Freedom House as one of the ‘worst of the worst.’
The court rejected an argument by the Equatorial Guinea’s government that the cars were for official purposes.
Judges felt cars such as a Bugatti Veyron, a McLaren P1 and a Koenigsegg were unlikely to be official government vehicles.
The cars were taken on the orders of the Geneva prosecutor’s office.
Obiang is also wanted in France accused of corruption where he faces three years in jail.