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Further information on UA 114/94 (AFR 53/21/94, 21 March) - South Africa: torture / health concern: Michael Mathe

, Index number: AFR 53/027/1994

Recent reports have indicated that the mental state of Michael Mathe has deteriorated and that he is showing suicidal tendencies. He is still in custody at Alberton Police Station, Esat Rand. He is allegedly suffering symptoms of post-traumatic stress following physical abuse during interrogation. AI members who visited him on 16 April 1994 have reported that he is being held in a crowded, dirty and dimly-lit cell.

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