pic7704. ‘No arms for apartheid’ petition
AAM Hon. Secretary Abdul Minty, Chair Bob Hughes MP and Liberal MP Jeremy Thorpe delivered a petition to Labour Foreign Secretary David Owen on the anniversary of the Sharpeville massacre, 21 March 1977. It asked the British government to impose a strict British arms ban against South Africa and support a UN mandatory embargo. Next day Abdul Minty travelled to New York to represent the AAM at a special UN Security Council meeting on South Africa. The UN imposed a mandatory arms embargo against South Africa in November 1977.
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