by Episcopal Churchmen for South Africa
New York, New York, United States
June 11, 1984
2 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: Namibia, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Europe
Language: English
Two weeks after they had been released, some of the Namibian men and women who had been held in incommunicado captivity at the Mariental camp of the South African Defence Force (SADF) were detained by the South African Police (SAP). The mailing includes a statement by the Executive Committee of the Council of Churches in Namibia that condemns in the strongest possible terms the unjustifiable action of arresting 37 people on private church property on the 9th of June 1984. The mailing discusses SWAPO, the South African Special Police Task Force, a Roman Catholic seminary, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Chester Crocker, Prime Minister Pieter W. Botha (P.W. Botha), the Western Powers, the Multi-Party Conference, constructive engagement, and Secretary of State George Shultz.
Used by permission of former board members of the Episcopal Churchpeople for a Free Southern Africa.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root