In Tanzania a group of experts from the United Nations Commission on Human Rights has been hearing evidence from members of organisations pledged to overthrow white regimes in Southern Africa.
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LV&SV&BCU Left to right Ibrahim Boye and B. Jankovic (4 shots)
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Background: In Tanzania a group of experts from the United Nations Commission on Human Rights has been hearing evidence from members of organisations pledged to overthrow white regimes in Southern Africa. The hearings were held in the National Assembly building in Dar Es Salaam.
The United Nations group, led by Mr. Ibrahim Boye, Senegal's permanent U.N. representative, heard evidence from members of the PAN-Africanist Congress, the African National Congress, the Mozambique Liberation Front, the South West African People's Organisation, the Zimbabwe African National Union and the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola.
Mr Andreas Shipanga, acting information secretary of the South West African People's Organisation (SWAPO), told the group he was imprisoned in 1963 for trying to leave the country without permission. He said he was out in a narrow cell in which a bright light flashed on and off day and night. Prison authorities meanwhile played a tape recording of a happy African wedding, he claimed.
During the hearings, Mr. Boye urged Freedom Fighters not to lose faith in the United Nations' ability to bring about change in Southern Africa.