7 students detained in Pretoria without being charged

2015-10-24 11:30
(Jeanette Chabalala, News24)

(Jeanette Chabalala, News24)

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Pretoria - Seven students, who were arrested during student protests at the Union Buildings, are being held at the Sunnyside police station but have not been charged, the Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (SERI) said on Saturday.

"The students have now been held for over 12 hours," SERI attorney Kea Thobakgale said in a statement.

"No docket has been opened for them at the police station, and there is therefore no prospect of getting a charge, bail, and release."

Police were not immediately available for comment.

SERI demanded that the seven being held in Sunnyside, and other detained after the protest on Friday be appropriately charged or immediately released.

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