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Encyclopedia > Patrick Chamusso

Patrick Chamusso (born 1949) is a former political prisoner, freedom fighter and member of the ANC party of South Africa. Patrick was born in Mozambique and came to live in South Africa when as a teenager he followed his migrant worker father to work in the mines of South Africa performing odd jobs. 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... A political prisoner may be someone held in prison or otherwise detained, perhaps under house arrest, because their ideas or image are deemed by a government to either challenge or threaten the authority of the state. ... For the video game by IO Interactive,see Freedom Fighters (video game). ... ANC redirects here. ... Migrant farm worker, New York A migrant worker is a person who works in more than one physical location, often working at seasonal jobs and then moving on to new seasonal jobs. ... The El Chino Mine located near Silver City, New Mexico is an open-pit copper mine Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth, usually (but not always) from an ore body, vein, or (coal) seam. ...

As a result of his ANC activities designed to bring about the end of Apartheid, Patrick was hunted down, held without due process, tortured and ultimately sentenced to 24 years in prison. In 1994, shortly after the fall of Apartheid, serving only 10 years, Patrick and many political prisoners like himself were released under the new government's amnesty policy for political prisoners. ANC redirects here. ... A segregated beach in South Africa, 1982. ... In United States law, adopted from English law, due process (more fully due process of law) is the principle that the government must normally respect all of a persons legal rights instead of just some or most of those legal rights when the government deprives a person of life... Aspects of torture Incrimination of innocent people One well documented effect of torture is that with rare exceptions people will say or do anything to escape the situation, including untrue confessions and implication of others without genuine knowledge, who may well then be tortured in turn. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... A segregated beach in South Africa, 1982. ... A political prisoner is anyone held in prison or otherwise detained, perhaps under house arrest, because their ideas or image either challenge or pose a real or potential threat to the state. ... Amnesty (from the Greek amnestia, oblivion) is an act of justice by which the supreme power in a state restores those who may have been guilty of any offence against it to the position of innocent persons. ...

In October 2006, Patrick Chamusso came to world prominence when, Catch a Fire, a biographical film depicting his struggle against the system of Aparthied in South Africa. Look up October in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Catch a Fire the name of a film set to be released in 2006. ... Sir Thomas Malory wrote the most famous fictional biography of the Middle Ages with Le Morte dArthur about the life of King Arthur. ... Apartheid (ap-ar-taet) is the policy and the system of laws implemented and enforced by White minority governments in South Africa from 1948 till 1990; and by extension any legally sanctioned system of racial segregation. ...

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