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Death, Detention And Disappearance - One Lawyer's Battle To Hold Power To Account In 1980s Namibia (Paperback) Loot Price: R275
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Death, Detention And Disappearance - One Lawyer's Battle To Hold Power To Account In 1980s Namibia (Paperback)

David Smuts

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In Namibia the 1980s were a dark decade of human rights abuses by South African security forces. Judge David Smuts, then a young Windhoek lawyer, felt compelled to take on the system.

His gripping memoir details several dramatic cases, including the freeing of detainees that had been held secretly for six years, proving that torture was used to extract ‘confessions’ and that Koevoet knowingly killed civilians. Working with the likes of Sydney Kentridge, Geoff Budlender and Arthur Chaskalson, Smuts won legal victories and established a legal centre in the far North, where many misdeeds had taken place. Smuts also takes a fresh look at the assassination of Anton Lubowski, anti-apartheid activist and his close friend.

This highly readable real-life thriller about standing up for what is right sheds light on a shocking, largely untold part of our recent history.

General

Imprint: Tafelberg Publishers Ltd
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: September 2019
Authors: David Smuts
Dimensions: 234 x 152 x 28mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 355
ISBN-13: 978-0-624-08879-0
Languages: English
Categories: Books > Law
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
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LSN: 0-624-08879-0
Barcode: 9780624088790

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