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SOUTH AFRICA: Death of a Prisoner

And the birth of a black martyr

Two black men were arrested on Aug. 18 at a police roadblock near Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape district of South Africa. Under the country's tough Terrorism Act, one of them was detained for questioning—incommunicado—in Port Elizabeth. On Sept. 5, according to police statements, the prisoner went on a hunger strike, and six days later he was transferred to Pretoria Central Prison. One night last week a warder looked through a peephole in the prisoner's cell and saw him "lying very still." A doctor was called...

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