hgs22. ‘No Apartheid Executions’
In the mid-1980s there was a big increase in the number of political prisoners sentenced to hang in South Africa. At least 36 people were condemned to death in 1985–87 and five of them were executed. From 1986 Southern Africa the Imprisoned Society (SATIS) co-ordinated a ‘No Apartheid Executions’ campaign, drawing in thousands of people who had never before been involved in anti-apartheid action. As a result of British and international action and campaigns inside South Africa, many of those condemned to hang survived on death row until they were reprieved as part of the negotiating process in the early 1990s.
|Category:||Stop the hangings|
|Author:||Southern Africa the Imprisoned Society (SATIS)|
|Copyright:||AAM Archives Committee|
|Holding Institution:||AAM Archive, Bodleian Library|