June 12, 1964: Nelson Mandela Sentenced to Life Imprisonment

BY WALTER OPINDE  On June, 12, 1964, Nelson Mandela received a life sentence for committing sabotage against South Africa’s apartheid government, avoiding a possible death penalty. Nelson Mandela, a leader in the African National Congress (ANC), an organization dedicated to protesting the South African government’s policy of apartheid, had been arrested in 1956 on treason […]

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