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HeadlinesDecember 10, 1996

Mandela Signs into Law New South African Constitution

Dec 10, 1996

South African President Nelson Mandela has signed into law a new constitution for his country, legally entrenching racial equality and consigning apartheid to history. Meanwhile, South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission granted an amnesty today to a white apartheid-era policeman serving a life sentence for 11 murders.

Two Fmr. KKK Members Plead Guilty to Conspiracy

Dec 10, 1996

This news from Charleston, South Carolina: two former Ku Klux Klan members pleaded guilty to conspiring to burn a rural black church and a migrant labor camp last year.

Israeli Army Scuffles with Arab Students in Hebron

Dec 10, 1996

In Israel, the Israeli army scuffles with Arab students in Hebron.

Burmese Students Held Incommunicado by Military Government

Dec 10, 1996

Meanwhile, Human Rights Watch Asia is saying that scores of Burmese students who were detained after recent street protests are still being held incommunicado by the military government.

Subversion Trial of Muchtar Pakpahan to Open in Court This Week

Dec 10, 1996

The subversion trial of independent labor activist Muchtar Pakpahan in Indonesia will open in a court this week. He has been moved from his detention cell.

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