November 11, 1985
Jailed leaders of the outlawed Solidarity union appear to have been excluded from a limited political amnesty announced by Poland, Western diplomats said in Warsaw. The official PAP news agency reported there would be no clemency for prisoners regarded as "socially dangerous." This was a blow to hopes that the amnesty would apply to Adam Michnik, Wladyslaw Frasyniuk and Bogdan Lis, who were imprisoned last June for trying to stage a Solidarity strike.
May 30, 2004 |
Marius Schoon, a white anti-apartheid activist, summed it up best as he sat opposite the killer of his wife and 6-year-old daughter during hearings of this country's Truth and Reconciliation Commission in 1998. Schoon told friends that he had no problem with the truth -- just the reconciliation. Two decades ago, the apartheid security police sent a letter bomb to Angola, where Schoon and his family were living in exile.
October 17, 1992 |
Ignoring objections from the African National Congress, President Frederik W. de Klerk proposed a new law Friday that will give him the power to grant amnesty to members of his own security forces and others who may have committed political crimes.
October 2, 1994 |
Will Haiti's Lt. Gen. Raoul Cedras, who has ruled his country for three years, leave by the Oct. 15 deadline established in the Carter agreement? The Times asked eight experts on Haiti. Robert E. White, President of the Center for International Policy Cedras will leave at noon, Oct. 14. It's almost impossible for the Parliament to gather, debate and pass a far-ranging amnesty.
December 3, 1994 |
As many as 10,000 Cubans detained in camps at U.S. military bases in Cuba and Panama will be considered for parole into the United States on humanitarian grounds, the Clinton Administration announced Friday. In reversing a policy against granting asylum to Cubans who fled their homeland on makeshift rafts last summer, the Administration has bowed to mounting pressure from the exile community here to end the indefinite tent city internment of children and their immediate families.
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October 8, 2013 |
For most of the past 41 years, Herman Wallace was allowed to leave his 6-by-9-foot Louisiana prison cell for only an hour a day a few times a week. He foresaw no end to the hours and days of his solitary confinement. Convicted in the fatal 1972 stabbing of a prison guard, Wallace maintained his innocence and used his time behind bars to draw attention to abusive prison conditions. His legal appeals brought his freedom last week when a federal judge in Baton Rouge ruled his indictment had been unconstitutional because the grand jury excluded women.