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January 13, 1989 | DAVID HOLLEY, Times Staff Writer
Fang Lizhi, China's most prominent dissident, said Thursday that a worldwide trend toward greater freedom gives him hope that China may soon release many of its political prisoners. In a bold challenge to the Chinese leadership, Fang has written to paramount leader Deng Xiao-ping with an appeal that he announce a general amnesty.
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May 30, 2004 | Robyn Dixon, Times Staff Writer
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.
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November 9, 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.
NEWS
December 3, 1994 | MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
NEWS
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.
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October 17, 1992 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
OPINION
October 2, 1994 | THERESE K. LEE, Political Forecast interviews conducted by Therese K. Lee
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.
WORLD
May 30, 2004 | Robyn Dixon, Times Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
December 3, 1994 | MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
NEWS
November 9, 1994 | From Associated Press
The three young men convicted of murdering scholar Amy Biehl of Newport Beach have embarked on a hunger strike to demand political amnesty, state radio said Tuesday. Mongezi Manqina, 22, Mzikhona Nofemela, 19, and Vusumzi Ntamo, 23, were each sentenced Oct. 26 to 18 years in prison. Judge Gerald Friedman said they killed Biehl simply because she was white.
NEWS
November 9, 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.
NEWS
November 9, 1994 | From Associated Press
The three young men convicted of murdering scholar Amy Biehl of Newport Beach have embarked on a hunger strike to demand political amnesty, state radio said Tuesday. Mongezi Manqina, 22, Mzikhona Nofemela, 19, and Vusumzi Ntamo, 23, were each sentenced Oct. 26 to 18 years in prison. Judge Gerald Friedman said they killed Biehl simply because she was white.
OPINION
October 2, 1994 | THERESE K. LEE, Political Forecast interviews conducted by Therese K. Lee
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.
NEWS
October 17, 1992 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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April 13, 1989 | From Reuters
Cuban human rights activists Wednesday called for a general amnesty for all political prisoners held in Cuba. Elizardo Sanchez Santa Cruz, head of the Cuban Commission of Human Rights and National Reconciliation, said there are at least "between 700 and 800 political prisoners currently held in Cuban jails." The government says Cuba has no political prisoners.
NEWS
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.
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