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Special Report Transcript Episode 53, Section 3, Time 11:13

Biko was placed in detention on the 19th of August 1977. By the 7th of September as a result of interrogation and torture by the Eastern Cape security police Biko was said to be unresponsive and acting strangely. Port Elizabeth district surgeon doctor Ivor Lang found the detainee lying on a mat, manacled to a metal grill. There were cuts and bruises on Biko’s face and body. Doctor Lang did not ask how the injuries had been sustained, but at the request of the security police he wrote a false medical certificate stating that he’d found no evidence of abnormality on the patient. The following day in the presence of his superior, Doctor Benjamin Tucker, Doctor Lang again examined Biko, this time while Biko lay on a mat soaked with urine.

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