Detainees' Hunger Strike at Diepkloof Prison

by The Africa Fund, Human Rights Commission
New York, New York, United States
Undated, late January 1989
Publisher: The Africa Fund
2 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The mailing to anti-apartheid activists in the United States consists of a press release of the Human Rights Commission, a South African non-governmental organization, about a hunger strike at Diepkloof Prison. The press release says many of these detainees are approaching one thousand days in detention with no end in sight. They have sent numerous memoranda and letters to the Ministers of Law and Order and Justice and even to the State President, setting out their grievances and stating why they believe their detention to be fundamentally unjust.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to The Africa Fund).
Collection: George M. Houser (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections