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09-09-2006, 02:10 AM
Naked protest not enough


Johannesburg - Fifty female inmates who stripped naked to protest being transferred to another prison intend stepping up their action by going on a hunger strike, said a member of the SA Prisoners Organisation for Human Rights (Sapohr) on Friday.

Golden Miles Bhudu, spokesperson for Sapohr, said the protest which started on Thursday at Mthatha in the Eastern Cape was sparked by a pending transfer to another prison further away from the prisoners' families.

He said the transfer was in contravention of the department of correctional services' policies, which required that prisoners be held as close as possible to where they would live after being released.

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