Aid Victims of Southern Africa's Rule of Terror

by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
Undated, 1966?
8 pages
Type: Brochure
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
This brochure seeking donations to the Africa Defense and Aid Fund of the American Committee on Africa highlights the brutal persecuting of opposition police states in South Africa, South West Africa, Rhodesia and the Portuguese-controlled regions of Angola and Mozambique. It discusses detaining men and women under the 180 day clause, banning and placing people under house arrest, torturing prisoners, and trying people in camera. The brochure says political prisoners can be reached and defended in both South Africa and Rhodesia, even though the South African Defense and Aid Fund has been banned. The brochure discusses the cases of Dr. Pather of the African National Congress, Violet Weinberg, and Z. Methopeng, a leading member of the Pan Africanist Congress. The brochure says there are countless refugees not only within the countries of southern Africa but gathered in camps and towns of independent Africa, particularly in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, and Zambia. • political oppression and it victims • the police state acts where it can in secret • the importance of legal defense • A NEW POLITICAL PERSECUTION • FUNDS ARE DESPERATELY NEEDED TO FIGHT THIS ATTACK • torture: the world must know • families suffer • aid is possible • education…a necessity for prisoners and their children • refugee relief programs
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root