Wednesday, April 3, 1996

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  • Guatemalan Torture

    Julie Drizon interviews Sister Diana Ortiz, a nun who was abducted, raped and tortured by the Guatemalan military. She is holding a vigil outside the White House to get the Clinton Administration to release information about her torturer who she says was an American citizen.

  • Slavery in the Sudan and Mauritania

    In recent years, reports from Sudan and Mauritania reveal that a human slave trade persists there. The abolitionist movement in the West is infuriated that Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan visited the Sudan and continues to deny that slavery exists there.

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