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January 27, 1989
A member of South Africa's Parliament said she will seek the impeachment of a judge for his lenient treatment of a white farmer who tied a black man to a tree and beat him to death over a period of two days. Helen Suzman, the longest-serving Parliament member from the anti-apartheid Progressive Federal Party, said the sentence imposed in November by Justice J. J. Strydom was "outrageously lenient."
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October 11, 1996 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The mass murder and conspiracy case against former Defense Minister Magnus Malan and other top military chiefs of the apartheid regime appeared close to collapse Thursday after a judge acquitted six key defendants and branded the main prosecution witnesses as liars. Full acquittals now seem likely when final verdicts are delivered today in the most significant political trial of the post-apartheid era.
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October 11, 1996 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The mass murder and conspiracy case against former Defense Minister Magnus Malan and other top military chiefs of the apartheid regime appeared close to collapse Thursday after a judge acquitted six key defendants and branded the main prosecution witnesses as liars. Full acquittals now seem likely when final verdicts are delivered today in the most significant political trial of the post-apartheid era.
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May 30, 1991 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The highest court in South Africa, ending one of the most controversial cases in this country's history, Wednesday overturned the murder convictions of 21 blacks, including 14 who had been awaiting execution, in the mob murder of a black policeman in 1985.
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May 30, 1991 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The highest court in South Africa, ending one of the most controversial cases in this country's history, Wednesday overturned the murder convictions of 21 blacks, including 14 who had been awaiting execution, in the mob murder of a black policeman in 1985.
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September 19, 1990 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Winnie Mandela, the fiery and controversial wife of the African National Congress leader, will be tried on charges of kidnaping and assault in the December, 1988, beatings of four young black men at her Soweto home, authorities said Tuesday. Klaus von Lieres, attorney general for the Johannesburg district, said he decided to file the charges "because of my duty . . . to uphold and apply the law to all alike." Mandela, 54, will stand trial with seven members of her former retinue of bodyguards.
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September 7, 1999 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With even the national police chief calling the situation out of control, Indonesia imposed martial law in East Timor early today, transferring power from the province's civilian governor to Jakarta's army generals. The declaration of martial law was seen as an attempt by the Jakarta government to convince the world that it was taking steps to control the bloodletting.
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January 27, 1989
A member of South Africa's Parliament said she will seek the impeachment of a judge for his lenient treatment of a white farmer who tied a black man to a tree and beat him to death over a period of two days. Helen Suzman, the longest-serving Parliament member from the anti-apartheid Progressive Federal Party, said the sentence imposed in November by Justice J. J. Strydom was "outrageously lenient."
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