Stop Deaths in Detention!

Stop Deaths in Detention!

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by Anti-Apartheid Movement,David King
London, United Kingdom
1977
Publisher: Anti-Apartheid Movement, United Nations Centre Against Apartheid
Type: Poster
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United Kingdom
Language: English
Joseph Mdluli was detained by the South African police on March 19, 1976. Within 14 hours he was dead. 17 other opponents of apartheid died in mysterious circumstances during the following 18 months while being held in detention without trial.
In the mid-1970s there was a big increase in the number of detainees tortured to death by the South African security police. In 1977 Steve Biko was the 46th detainee known to have died in police custody. This poster is one of a set of three designed for the Anti-Apartheid Movement (AAM) by David King.
Used by permission of David King and the Anti-Apartheid Movement Archives Committee.
Collection: Anti-Apartheid Movement Archives, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House, Oxford University, Oxford, UK