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August 21, 2001

Jailed students die in Eritrea
Two University of Asmara students held in Eritrean government detention with about 2,000 others in temperatures of up to 49C have died in the past week. The students are refusing to engage in summer work until their student union president, who was arrested on July 31, is released or tried. Semere Kesete was arrested after criticising the government during a graduation ceremony.

Brazil's education minister under fire
Sixty Brazilian university students are on the second day of a demonstration outside the home of education minister Paulo Renato Souza in protest against the government's failure to deliver concessions to would-be part-time students.

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