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When the government of a nation announced recently that a leader of the nationâ€™s political opposition had died of a mysterious illness in prison, few seasoned observers of the regime were surprised. As the police captain in an old movie remarked when asked about the condition of a prisoner, â€œWeâ€™re trying to decide whether he committed suicide or died trying to escape.â€
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06 Aug 2006, 08:26
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06 Aug 2006, 08:36
E it is
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06 Aug 2006, 08:49
E for me
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06 Aug 2006, 10:18
E. I think they key phrase is 'few seasoned observers of the regime were surprised'. They knew it was coming, and the only way that could be true is if they could predict the regime would kill the guy.
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07 Aug 2006, 01:01
Its a close call between C and E.

Will go with E.
The fact that observers were not surprised by the annoucement, says that it was expected.
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07 Aug 2006, 02:33
I'll go with C...

E goes a bit too far... I am not sure if we are supposed to look that far.

The regime could be simply suprised bcos they knew the cause rather than killing the prisoner.
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07 Aug 2006, 02:50
Even I think its C. E is inferring too much and C is straight.
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07 Aug 2006, 07:48
E

From common sense,
It is possible that the police captain didn't know the true cause.
But the head of the regime should know the real cause, because he should have the exact information about the situation.

Also, there were two announcements.
The first is from the head of the regime, and it is meaningless whatever he said, because his statement is unreliable.
The second is from the police, and it's reliable.
Considering only the second statement, answer should be E.
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07 Aug 2006, 10:03
I picked E
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07 Aug 2006, 16:28
OA is (E).
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07 Aug 2006, 17:06
Agree with the OA. E it is
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19 Aug 2006, 01:58
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E it is

Right on Yurik!!

Yes, the analogy here is that "they" know exactly how the opposition leader died; they just need to come up with a good alibi.

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