• Short Summary

    NELSON MANDELA AND SIX OF THE SEVEN OTHER MEN GIVEN LIFE SENTENCES IN PRETORIA LAST WEEK ARE NOW SERVING THEIR SENTENCES ON THE ROBBEN ISLAND PENAL COLONY.

  • Description

    NELSON MANDELA AND SIX OF THE SEVEN OTHER MEN GIVEN LIFE SENTENCES IN PRETORIA LAST WEEK ARE NOW SERVING THEIR SENTENCES ON THE ROBBEN ISLAND PENAL COLONY. THE EIGHT MAN SIMILARLY SENTENCED, DENNIS GOLDBERG, HAS NOT BEEN SENT TO THE ISLAND AS ONLY NON-WHITE PRISONERS ARE DETAINED THERE.

    ROBBEN ISLAND, SEVEN MILES (11 KILOMETRES) FROM CAPETOWN IN TABLE BAY, IS THE "MAXIMUM SECURITY" PRISON OF SOUTH AFRICA. THE ICY WATER AND SWIRLING TIDES SURROUNDING THE ISLAND MAKE IT PRACTICALLY ESCAPE-PROOF.

    RECENTLY THERE HAVE BEEN ALLEGATIONS OF MISTREATMENT BY WARDERS OF PRISONERS ON ROBBEN ISLAND AND QUESTIONS ARE TO BE PUT TO THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL ABOUT IT.

    FORMERLY A LEPER COLONY, THE ISLAND BECAME A PRISON ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO. THERE ARE NEARLY 1,400 PRISONERS ON THE ISLAND OF WHICH MORE THAN 900 ARE POLITICAL. AMONG THEM IS THE PAN-AFRICAN CONGRESS LEADER, ROBERT SOBUKWE, WHO LED THE DEMONSTRATIONS INVOLVING THE SHARPVILLE DEATHS. IT IS REPORTED THAT HE HAS BEEN ALLOWED TO STUDY ON THE ISLAND AND IS TO BE DETAINED THERE FOR ANOTHER YEAR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA23DGIM0FB642GPTZ4XOAJWAIP
    Media URN:
    VLVA23DGIM0FB642GPTZ4XOAJWAIP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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