The 26th May this year marked 30 years since the Upington 14 were sentenced to death. With thirteen men and one woman this marked the largest group of people to be handed down a death sentence in one trial in South African History. They were present at a demonstration where a black police constable, Lucas Tshenolo Sethwala, was killed.
A further twenty-five people were convicted and received prison sentences between six and eight years in length, and six more were sentenced to community service.
After an international campaign for their release, the 14 death sentences were overturned in May 1991.
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