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2006-07-13 22:32:00

By Tom Pfeiffer RABAT (Reuters) - Abdennaceur Bnouhachem's work as a left-wing student activist came to an abrupt end on April 13, 1976 when plainclothed security officers cornered him in the street and bundled him into an unmarked van. Bnouhachem said he was blindfolded and driven to a detention center where he and four friends were tortured for three days. He was hung from a steel pole and beaten, then held under water until he nearly drowned. He was then transferred to a prison...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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