Thursday, February 12, 2015
South Africa Grants Parole to a Death-Squad Leader
By DAN BILEFSKY JAN. 30, 2015
South Africa has granted parole to Eugene de Kock, the convicted death-squad leader widely known as “Prime Evil” because of his torture of black activists during the apartheid era, after he served two decades in prison, the Justice Ministry said on Friday.
Mr. de Kock, 66, was arrested in 1994 on charges including murder and kidnapping related to his time as commander of a notorious police unit based at the Vlakplaas farm near Pretoria, the capital.
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