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South Africa Should Uphold the Dignity of Asylum Seekers

Expand A woman waves a South African flag as she attends Freedom Day celebrations in Kwa-Thema Township, near Johannesburg. (File photo: April 27, 2019) © AP Photo/Denis Farrell Today the world marks the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and South Africa commemorates Human Rights Day, in remembrance of the 1960 Sharpeville massacre, when apartheid police killed 69 people protesting “pass laws,” which required Black, Indian, and Colored people to carry identity and permission documents at all times. Nearly 30 years after the apartheid system was dismantled, document…

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