Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life in prison
Date : 1964-June-12
Country/Region : South Africa
Leader of the African National Congress (ANC) Nelson Mandela was a prominent anti-apartheid activist in South Africa. He was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa on June 12, 1964. Here, he was convicted of conspiracy to overthrow the apartheid government. This government was a system of racial segregation and discrimination enforced by the white minority regime in South Africa at the time.
Mandela's trial was held from 1963 to 1964. During the trial, Mandela and his colleagues acknowledged their actions. However, they expressed that they were driven by the unjust and oppressive nature of the apartheid system. Then, Mandela was sent to Robben Island prison, where he spent the majority of his imprisonment years. Mandela's global prominence as an advocate for justice, equality, and human rights increased due to his imprisonment.
Category : Politics