Lawyer refused prison access to tortured inmates

Photo: City Press

Photo: City Press

“An attorney representing inmates who have allegedly been tortured was prevented from accessing his clients incarcerated in Mangaung prison, run by controversial British security company G4S. Both G4S and the Department for Correctional Services (DCS) deny responsibility for the decision. Although this happened in November, the attorney, Egon Oswald, brought it to the attention of the Wits Justice Project recently.

Two lawyers with British law firm Leigh Day, which served an urgent “letter of claim” on behalf of 43 inmates to G4S’s headquarters in Crawley, England, last week, were also denied access …”

Continue reading the article written by WJP senior journalist, Ruth Hopkins, as it appeared in The Starhere


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