[It is especially urgent to take action on behalf of the Sharpeville 6 who are facing execution.]
by Dennis Brutus, Africa Network
with Y.B. Holly, Winston P. Nagan, Lawrence G. Albrecht, United Nations Centre Against Apartheid
Evanston, Illinois, United States
Undated, about June 1988
The mailing urges immediate action on behalf of the Sharpeville 6 who are facing execution. People are asked to send telegrams to President P.W. Botha urging him to commute their death sentences, with copies to Attorney Prakash Diar of the United Democratic Front (UDF). The mailing includes a copy of a mailgram from Y.B. Holly, Secretary of the Africa Network, to John Healey, Executive Director of Amnesty International. The mailing includes reprints of two newspaper articles, "U.S. pleads for 6 doomed S. Africans" and "6 SOUTH AFRICAN ARE DENIED RETRIAL" by John D. Battersby. It also includes JUDICIAL EXECUTIONS AND INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY UNDER INTERNATIONAL LAW: THE CASE OF THE SHARPEVILLE SIX, by Winston P. Nagan and Lawrence G. Albrecht April 1988 published by the United Nations Centre Against Apartheid (Notes and Documents, 6/88). Material in the mailing discusses Khuzwayo Jacob Dlamini, the United Nations Security Council, Mojalefa Sefatsa, Reig Mokoena, Oupa Diniso, Duma Kumalo, Francis Mokgesi, Theresa Ramashamola, "common purpose" crimes, President Reagan, Prime Minister Thatcher, Pope John Paul II, crimes against humanity, the Nuremberg principles, the International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid, and the death penalty.
Used by permission of former members of Africa Network.
Collection: Selma Waldman collection on the Seattle Coalition Against Apartheid (SCCA), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections