South African Student Organisation, South African, 1968 - 1977 Search this
ink on paper
H x W (Sheet): 11 × 8 1/2 in. (27.9 × 21.6 cm)
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
South Africa, Africa
This petition to free the SASO 9 was to be presented to the UN Committee Against Apartheid. The top of the page reads: [FREE THE SASO 9 / FREE APARTHEID PRISONERS / To the UN Human Rights Commission, / UN Headquarters, New York. / HELP SAVE LIVES! STUDENTS FACE DEATH! / We are outraged by the violations of human rights and disregard for human dignity exhibited by the apartheid regime of / South Africa in the detention of SASO 9, SWAPO, NUSAS 5 and all political prisoners. Nine officers of the South African / Students Organization (SASO) have been incarcerated since 1974. On March 16, 1976, seven more SASO members were / detained, one of whom, Mr. Joseph Ndull, was tortured to death by the South African Secret Police. All 16 students face death sentences.]. The rest of the page is numbered 1-20 where people can sign their name, address and phone number. The back of the page is blank.