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March 23, 1989 | SCOTT KRAFT, Times Staff Writer
Four political detainees who escaped from a hospital and holed up for two days in the West German Embassy walked free Wednesday after the government promised not to re-detain them or restrict their activities. "We leave the embassy today feeling we have won a great victory," Ephraim Nkoe, 28, said as he emerged from the embassy compound in Pretoria.
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March 23, 1989 | SCOTT KRAFT, Times Staff Writer
Four political detainees who escaped from a hospital and holed up for two days in the West German Embassy walked free Wednesday after the government promised not to re-detain them or restrict their activities. "We leave the embassy today feeling we have won a great victory," Ephraim Nkoe, 28, said as he emerged from the embassy compound in Pretoria.
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March 21, 1989 | SCOTT KRAFT, Times Staff Writer
Four political detainees escaped Monday from a hospital where they were recuperating after a hunger strike and found refuge in the West German Embassy 40 miles away. They demanded freedom for all activists being held without charge by the South African government. "We have commited no crime," the four men said in a statement issued by the Detainees Aid Center. "We have been kept in detention for so long that we felt we had to embark on a life-and-death hunger strike to secure our release.
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March 21, 1989 | SCOTT KRAFT, Times Staff Writer
Four political detainees escaped Monday from a hospital where they were recuperating after a hunger strike and found refuge in the West German Embassy 40 miles away. They demanded freedom for all activists being held without charge by the South African government. "We have commited no crime," the four men said in a statement issued by the Detainees Aid Center. "We have been kept in detention for so long that we felt we had to embark on a life-and-death hunger strike to secure our release.
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