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Jail is a death sentence for whites in South Africa


Man says he was held in jail for 19 months without trial in South Africa. He was the only white man in a 90 man dormitory. He was raped up to eight times a day. He tested positive for HIV after the first nine months.

From UK Metro…

Sean Smith, a business partner of rugby star Gareth Thomas, said he was attacked up to eight times a  day during his 19-month stay in St Alban’s jail after his arrest on suspicion of a multi-million-pound fraud.

The 42-year-old, was targeted in a cell he shared with 90 inmates in 2007.

‘They did it not just as part of gang dominance but in my case it was showing supremacy over a white man – I was the only one there,’ he said.

‘It went on for months – there wasn’t much left of me by then anyway… I was pretty much a skeleton.’

After nine months in the jail 30km (17 miles) out of Port Elizabeth, Mr Smith tested positive for HIV.