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October 12, 1987 | KENNETH FREED, Times Staff Writer
The Commonwealth heads of government, gathering for what has become a biennial attack on South Africa's apartheid system, came under attack Sunday for "deplorable" and widespread violations of human rights. Amnesty International, a private agency that monitors human rights practices around the world, charged that two-thirds of the Commonwealth, made up of Britain and its former colonies and dominions, systematically engage in abuses ranging from torture to illegal detention.
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October 12, 1987 | KENNETH FREED, Times Staff Writer
The Commonwealth heads of government, gathering for what has become a biennial attack on South Africa's apartheid system, came under attack Sunday for "deplorable" and widespread violations of human rights. Amnesty International, a private agency that monitors human rights practices around the world, charged that two-thirds of the Commonwealth, made up of Britain and its former colonies and dominions, systematically engage in abuses ranging from torture to illegal detention.
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