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August 4, 1986 | From Reuters
A Swedish-born civil rights worker said today that she had been detained for 46 days and released on condition that she leave South Africa. "While I was being interrogated, I was told, 'This country doesn't need you here,' " said Annica van Gylswyk, an official of the Black Sash women's anti-apartheid group. She said she was given the choice of remaining in detention or leaving the country by Friday. Van Gylswyk, 55, said she would leave for Sweden, along with her husband and grown children.
August 6, 2003 | Thomas H. Maugh II, Times Staff Writer
More than half of Latino immigrants who visit health clinics in Los Angeles were exposed to political violence or torture before immigrating to the United States, and significant numbers suffer undiagnosed long-term effects, such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, UCLA researchers report today. Most do not receive treatment for their mental problems because they do not report their experiences to physicians and the physicians don't ask about them, said the study's lead author, Dr.
March 21, 1985 | Associated Press
A former top Salvadoran intelligence officer, speaking publicly for the first time, said El Salvador's senior military officials cooperated in creation of right-wing death squads five years ago to purge the government of leftists. Ex-Col.
October 2, 1987 | Associated Press
The government and leftist rebels announced today that they will meet next week in Madrid in the first peace talks ever held in 25 years of political violence here. Julio Santos, spokesman for President Vinicio Cerezo, told reporters, "On Tuesday a delegation from the government of Guatemala will be in Madrid for the conversations." Leftist rebels announced their position in a communique published in the newspaper El Grafico and sent to a radio station.
April 30, 1988 | From Reuters
Maoist guerrillas hacked to death three sisters whom they accused of helping counterinsurgency forces in a mountain hamlet 370 miles from Lima, police said Friday. Police said Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) rebels dragged the three out of their house Thursday night in the village of Runguyoq in Ayacucho, south of the capital, and, in a brief "people's trial" before the rest of the villagers, sentenced them to death for helping the army.
October 3, 2004 | From Associated Press
Protesters demanding the return of ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide hurled stones and fired shots in the air Saturday as the death toll from a surge of political violence in the Haitian capital rose to 14. At least five men were killed Friday by gunmen outside the home of an anti-Aristide community leader in the seaside slum Village de Dieu, residents said Saturday.
August 16, 1994
South Africa's new black-led government has begun slowly but steadily to grapple with the legacy of apartheid and the complex challenges that lie ahead. On Thursday , President Nelson Mandela will address the new all-race Parliament in Capetown and give himself a report card on the progress achieved during the first 100 days of his administration. Analysts give him a mixed review so far. The economy has picked up, but foreign investors remain gun-shy.
February 21, 1994 | Associated Press
Feuding Yemeni leaders signed a reconciliation agreement Sunday designed to end a six-month leadership crisis and bring about political and economic reforms. In a state ceremony here, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh and his vice president, Ali Salim Bidh, signed the 32-page document, which also bore the signatures of 39 other Yemeni politicians.
March 31, 1998 | Associated Press
The Algerian government Monday rejected a proposal for a U.N. inquiry into the political violence that has claimed more than 65,000 lives in this North African country. Bill Richardson, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, called Thursday for U.N. experts to be allowed into Algeria to conduct an inquiry into the violence. "The No. 1 problem in Algeria is terrorism," said Abdelaziz Sebaa, a spokesman for the Algerian Foreign Ministry. "The allegations that have been put forward . . .
September 15, 1986
We are outraged by the recent attack on the Turkish-Jewish community in Istanbul. No doubt, the terrorist organizations will again rush to take the "credit" for the attack, the terrorists will again try to justify their dastardly act labeling it as "political violence," and having obtained the press coverage they were looking for they will go back to plan the next murderous attack. Why can't the civilized nations of the world see eye to eye at least on this problem and take decisive action against terrorism?
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