Re: Human Rights Commission Updates August 22nd and 28th

by Adotei Akwei, The Africa Fund
with Human Rights Commission
New York, New York, United States
September 13, 1990
Publisher: The Africa Fund
8 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Mailing of the Unlock Apartheid's Jails campaign. The mailing says the slow but steady increase in the number of detentions during the summer leaped dramatically at the end of the month; 1,591 people died as a result of political violence during the nation state of emergency between January and June of 1990; in August and September over 500 people were estimated to have died, also as a result of political violence; and that there is mounting evidence of police and army collusion in the attacks, always in support of one side: Inkatha. The mailing includes HUMAN RIGHTS BRIEFING 27/90 and HUMAN RIGHTS BRIEFING 28/90 that include detention statistics including under the Transkei Public Safety Act, the Ciskei National Security Act, the Bophuthatswana State of Emergency, and the Venda Maintenance of Law and Order Act; information on hunger strikes; repression; the South African Defence Force (SADF); the Mafikeng Anti-Repression Forum; the National Education and Health Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU); the African National Congress (ANC); and Soweto.
This item was digitized for Aluka, which made it available to the African Activist Archive.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to The Africa Fund).
Collection: Africa Action Archive