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Reports of prison abuse in South Africa must lead to urgent investigation

Headline Title:  Reports of prison abuse in South Africa must lead to urgent investigation 28 October 2013 Allegations of abuse, including the use of electric shocks, against inmates in a privately run prison in South Africa raise serious questions about the authorities’ real commitment to tackle torture and other ill-treatment, Amnesty International said.“Unfortunately, these recent allegations of abuse against inmates in South Africa’s Mangaung prison are consistent with a long-standing pattern across the country, including disturbing levels of impunity for human rights abuses within…

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