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5 HOURS AGO - New Statesman

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Releasing Prime Evil: what does Eugene de Kock’s parole mean for South Africa?

Eugene de Kock, the former commander of the apartheid government’s infamous Vlakplaas unit, has been granted parole after serving 20 years of his two life sentences. Eugene de Kock at a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) hearing in Pretoria 1998. Photo: Walter Dhladhla/AFP/Getty In a period as bloody and violent as the twentieth century, it takes concerted effort to earn ...

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6 HOURS AGO - New York Times

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South Africa Grants Parole To a Death-Squad Leader

The former commander, who is also known as Prime Evil and led a notorious police force, was convicted in 1996 and sentenced to two life terms plus 212 years.

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7 HOURS AGO - Seattle Times

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Apartheid death-squad leader granted parole in South Africa

Some who knew Eugene de Kock’s victims are struggling to accept the release of the man known as “Prime Evil.”

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8 HOURS AGO - Globe and Mail

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‘Prime Evil’ apartheid killer Eugene de Kock gets parole in South Africa

The decision remains contentious in a country still dealing with the legacy of repression and brutality meted out by the white-minority regime that prevailed from 1948 to 1994

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13 HOURS AGO - Chicago Tribune

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South Africa grants parole to apartheid death squad leader 'Prime Evil'

One of apartheid’s most notorious killers, Eugene de Kock, a former police colonel nicknamed “Prime Evil,” will walk free after 20 years in jail. South Africa’s government announced Friday that De Kock had been granted parole.

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