Violations of human rights in South Africa

by Hawaii Committee for Africa
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Undated, 1986
1 page
Type: Leaflet
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The leaflet says extensive violations of human rights by the South African authorities have concerned Amnesty International for many years; recently they have escalated further in the wake of widespread black protest against apartheid. Prisoners of conscience are imprisoned and banned; thousands of suspected government opponents have been detained without trial; detainees are frequently reported to have been tortured; many have died in detention; Amnesty International is concerned about possible government involvement in the murder and "disappearance" of several known critics of the government and about the lack of official investigation into hundreds of deaths in the course of the unrest, most as a result of police shootings. The leaflet says South Africa imposes the death penalty frequently: over 100 executions are carried out each year. The leaflet includes excerpts from an Amnesty International report titled: South Africa Briefing, March 1986, London. The leaflet says for more information: Russell Shenn, Amnesty International-Hawaii, South Africa Project and Thea Chang, Hawaii Committee for Africa. The leaflet discusses detention without trial, deaths in detention, abduction and murder of government opponents.
Used by permission of former members of the Hawaii Committee for Africa.
Collection: Hawaii Committee for Africa (Renee Furuyama & Joel Fischer collection)