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South Africa / Hunger Strike #325526

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 13, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Pol. prisoners being held without charge in South African prison reported threatening to starve themselves to death. Report introduced.

(Johannesburg, South Africa: Martha Teichner) South Africa's policy of detention without trial discussed; details given, scenes shown. [Voice of hunger STRIKER -comments on strike.] Hunger strike noted now in 4th week [Anti-apartheid leader Reverend Allan BOESAK - comments on situation.] [Min. of law and order Adriaan VLOK - says detainees are trying to blackmail government] Detention of this group discussed. [Hunger striker's RELATIVE - comments on situation.] Sympathy for hunger strikers noted growing among blacks in South Africa.

Rather, Dan;
Teichner, Martha

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