gov46. Letter from Charles Powell to Trevor Huddleston
Letter from Prime Minister Thatcher’s office responding to the AAM’s request for the British government to intervene on behalf of the Upington 14. The 14 were sentenced to death because they were present at a demonstration during which a black policeman was killed. After international protests they were reprieved in May 1991, after two years on death row. The letter set out the government’s criteria for intervening in cases where political prisoners were condemned to death.
|Holding Institution:||AAM Archive, Bodleian Library|
|Catalogue:||MSS AAM 779|