On the 22nd of January Clive Derby-Lewis will celebrate his 79th birthday and also the 21st one in prison.
This makes him South Africa’s oldest inmate and one of the oldest in the world. Derby-Lewis was sentenced to life imprisonment for aiding and abetting Janusz Walus in the assassination of the Leader of the Communist Party, Chris Hani, in April 1993.
It was determined that he was not at the scene of the shooting and never even handled the murder weapon. Despite numerous attempts since 2006 to secure his release on medical parole, the South African government, under the influence of its coalition partner, the SA Communist Party, refuses to free Derby-Lewis.
Derby-Lewis is terminally ill and suffers from lung cancer, amongst other serious setbacks. In objection to this politically based human rights violation and in solidarity with Mr Derby-Lewis Front National calls on all supporters to hold your own “night watch” at home on the evening of Wednesday 21 January.
We will print it out, bind it in an album and present to Clive as a token of our solidarity with him.
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