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-HAPPENINGS-
HIGHLIGHTS
Congressman Carl Pursell will talk on "State and Local Government or
Private Sector Initiatives to Meet Transportation Needs," at 3 p.m. in the
Multipurpose Room, UGLI today. The lecture is being sponsored by the Cer-
tificate of Graduate Studies in Transportation Program. It is part one of a
two part seminar and may be taken for credit. For more information call
Prof. John D. Nystuen, 764-0343.
FILMS
Alt. Act.-A Streetcar named Desire, 7 & 9:15 p.m., MLB..
AAFC-Putney Swope, 7 & 10 p.m., Nat. Sci.
AAFC-Tunnelvision, 8:30 p.m., Nat. Sci.
CG-The Gold Rush, 7 & 9 p.m., LOR.
C2-The Last Wave, 7& 9 p.m., Aud. A., Angell.
CFT-Blazing Saddles, 2, 5:15, & 8:45 p.m., MICH.
CFT-The Producers, 3:30,7 & 10:30 p.m., MICH.
GAR-A Day At The Races, 7 & 9:30 p.m., HH.
MED-The Last Metro, 7 & 9:30 p.m., MLB 3.
Res. College-Dive to The Edge of Creation, 7 p.m., RC Aud., East Quad.
Res. College-The Pursuit of Excellent, 7 p.m., RC Aud., East Quad.
Right to Life/Lifespan-A Matter of Choice, 7:30 p.m., Ann Arbor Public
Library.
PERFORMANCES
Hopscotch-by Israel Horovijz, 8 p.m., Canterbury Loft.
School of Music-University Collage Concert featuring works by Kern,
Scheidt, Bach, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Paganini, Husa, Jones, Mozart,
Blauth, Debussy, and Respighi, 8:15 p.m., Hill.
Ark-Stan Rodgers; 8:30 p.m., 421 Hill St.
MEETINGS
Dickens Fellowship-"Martin Chuzzlewitz," 8 p.m., Leckie Rm., Hutchins
Hall.
Spartacist League Forum-mtg., 7:30 p.m., Central United Methodist
Church.
Gay Advocate Office-"Gay Coffee House," 4:30-6-30 p.m., Guild House,
804 Monroe St.
SPEAKERS
Grad Studies in Transportation-Carl Pursell, "State and Local Gover-
nment or Private Sector Initiatives to Meet Transportation Needs", 3 p.m.,
Multipurpose Rm., UGLI.
Internatl. Ctr.-Frans Kellendonk, "Literature and Journalism", 8 p.m.,
603 E. Madison St.
Karma Thegsum Choling-Eleanor Mannikka, "Journey to Sikkim, The
Cremation of H.H. The 12th Gyalwa Karmapa", 7:30 p.m., Assembly Hall,
Union.
Res College-Susan Harding, "Reconstructing Social Reality Through
Political Action", 4 to 6 p.m., Rm. 126 E. Quad, R.C.
Hugh Kenner, "James Joyce: The First Hundred Years:", 4 p.m., Aud. 3,
MLB.
Studies in Religion. Aharon Kempinski, "The Settlement of the Israelite
Tribes in Canaan: The Archaeological Evidence," 4 p.m., 3050 Frieze Bldg.
Med. Sch.-Alvin Tarlov, "The Future of Health Care," noon, s6450 Univ.
Hosp.
S&SE Asian Studies-L.A. Peter Gosling, "Overseas Chinese in Southeast
Asia: The View from Singapore," noon, Commons Rm., Lane Hall.
Guild House-Joe Volk, "Nonviolence," noon, 802 Monroe.
Nat. Res.-Jay Gruenfeld, "Conflict Resolution", 3 to 5 p.m., Dana Bldg.
Minority Student Services-Dr. George Riddick, "Reagonomics and Its
Effects of Minorities in the U.S.", 7:30 p.m., Trotter House, 1443 Wash.

The Michigan Daily-Friday, January 22, 1982-Page 3
Exile tells of torture
in Argentine prison

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By NANCY MALICH
Blindfolded, starved and beaten,
Carlos Sanabria spent three months in
1977 in an Argentine prison lying on the
floor with his hands tied behind his
back, "always waiting for another
session of torture."
In the concentration camp, Sanabria
said he was often strapped naked to a
metallic bed and given electric shocks.
The current passing through electrodes
attached to his head and scrotum
caused his muscles to tighten and
prevented him from breathing, he said.
THE ONLY thing that kept him
going, Sanabria said, was the hope of
seeing his parents and child again.
Sanabria, 28, described his experien-
ce as a torture victim in a plushly car-
peted conference room during a sym-
posium on torture, medical practice,
and medical ethics at the Washington
Hilton in January.
The conference, part of the annual
meeting of the American Association
for the Advancement of Science, was
hosted by the chairman of Amnesty In-
ternational's Medical Capacity Com-
mittee. The committee, Dr. Michael.
Nelson explained, has been working for
more than two years to prevent torture
and to aid "prisoners of conscience"
throughout the world.
REPORTS OF torture are in-
creasing, said Nelson. In 1981, Amnesty
International compiled reports of tor-
ture in 34 countries in every major con-
tinent, including Africa, North and
South America, Asia, Europe and the
Middle East. Nelson said incidents of
torture may be under-reported because
"we only hear of the victims who have
survived."
Sanabria, a former tire salesman,
said he was arrested at work by Argen-
tine soldiers. He never learned of the
charges against him, but said he
believes he was seized because he ac-
tively supported democracy in a coun-
try ruled by a military dictatorship.
Sanabria, who was 23 at the time, was
tortured for three months immediately
after his abduction, and was im-
prisoned for two-and-a-half years.
SANABRIA, WHO said he had never
used violence to promote his political

beliefs, said he couldn't believe that the
abusive guards in the concentration
camp were not genetically different
from himself.
But torturers are not inherently
sadistic individuals, said a Canadian
psychiatrist who testified at the sym-
posium.
Dr. Frederico Allodi, who has seen
100 torture victims and studied
holocaust literature, said most tor-
turers are trained for a task they find
distasteful. They carry it out, reasoning
that "rotten apples" must be
eliminated.
SANABRIA ALSO said that during
his captivity, clandestine contact with
other prisoners helped him survive.
One time, he said, he was placed in a
room with another blindfolded prisoner
and they let each other know they were
not alone by clicking their fingernails.
After he was released in 1979,
Sanabria settled in Seattle with his wife
and child. As part of his rehabilitation,
he met with other former political
prisoners to talk about his experiences.
"We can share our frustrations," he
said, "and understand without having
to describe (our feelings)."
SANABRIA SAID he was able' to
recover from the physical abuse he suf-
fered while in prison, but that it took
longer to recover from the
psychological damage.
"When I left the prison in October,
1979, I acted like a robot, only going
where I was ordered to go. I had a com-
plete lack of initiative," he said.
"I was in this country 15 days before I
left my house on my own to buy cigaret-
tes," he continued, "but, once I began
taking small initiatives, I felt comfor-
table watching my condition improve."
AFTER SANABRIA was released
from prison, he pieced together the fate
of his wife and daughter. His wife had
been imprisoned and released, around
the same time as he had. His wife's
parents came for Sanabria's daughter
who had been left behind after both
Sanabria and his wife were abducted.
BOTH SANABRIA and his wife were
exiled to the United States. Sanabria
said he never gave up his belief in
democracy.

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Univ. Duplicate Bridge Club-Open game. Inexperienced players
welcome, 7:30 p.m., League.
Ann Arbor Chinese Bible Class-For questions or rides, 996-4297 or 769-
1868,7:30 p.m., Univ. Reformed Church.
Student Organizations Activities & Programs-All Campus Games Tour-
nainents Registration Deadline, 2400 Union. For more information, call 763-
5902-
Minority Counseling & Info Services-Chat & Chew, 5-7 p.m., Trotter
House.
Int'l. Student Fellowship-Annual Banquet. Free for all foreign students.
6:45 p.m. For reservations, call 994-4669.
Hillel-Oneg Shabbat with storyteller Gary Levine, Orth. minyan 5:15,
Conserv. 5:30 p.m., Dinner 6:30 p.m., - reserve by noon today.
Union of Students for Israel-Israel Convention for all Michigan students
at J.C.C. in W. Bloomfield. For more info., call Marci at 994-1450.
Michigan Clean Air Campaign-News Conference with Richard Ayers,
10:30 a.m., Detroit Press Club;516 Howard St., Downtown Detroit.j
To submit items for the Happenings Column, send them in care of:
Happenings, The Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, MI. 48109.,

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