RE: Death Sentences Imposed by the Republic of South Africa in the SWAPO Trial in Swakopmund, Namibia
by Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Southern Africa Project
Washington, DC, United States
May 13, 1976
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Memorandum to Goler Teal Butcher and Interested Parties. The memorandum says death sentences were imposed under the Terrorism Act against two defendants in a political trial involving members of SWAPO, the major political party in Namibia and the leading spokesman for Namibian self-determination. Two other defendants received prison sentences of five and seven years, respectively. The memorandum says the defendants are Mr. Aaron Mushimba, Mr. Hendrik Shikongo, Ms. Rauna Nimbinga, Ms. Anna Ngaihondjwa, Mr. Andreas Nangolo, Mr. Naimi Nombowa. [Note: Ms. Rauna Nimbinga mention in this memorandum is apparently a misspelling of Rauna Nambinga.]
Used by permission of Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
Collection: Peter Weiss papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections