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World IN BRIEF : SOUTH AFRICA : Biehl Killers Seek Political Amnesty

November 09, 1994|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Three young men convicted of murdering California scholar Amy Biehl have begun a hunger strike to demand political amnesty, a South African prison official said. The students were sentenced Oct. 26 to 18 years in prison. SABC radio said the three men--members of the militant Pan Africanist Student Organization--were refusing to eat and demanding that their crime be seen as political. If the men can demonstrate that it was politically motivated and admit their guilt, they could qualify for amnesty under a bill now before Parliament.

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