Jaki Seroke

Posted on by Tom Fleming

‘I wrote you letters, in July soon after landing on the island and before that in June from Johannesburg and I have not had a word from you,’ wrote Jaki Seroke recently from his cell in the Maximum Security Prison of Robben Island, just off Cape Town. ‘My status as a political prisoner has not […]

Bohdan Klymchak

Posted on by David Gelber

The Soviet authorities now claim that there are no more political prisoners in the country’s camps and prisons: the repression of the past, which was admittedly a tragic situation, has, they say, been totally solved by a program of amnesties, legal reforms and freer debate on past abuses. It is certainly true that in the […]

Dai Qing

Posted on by Frank Brinkley

The 4th June 1989 will always be remembered as one of China’s blackest days. The estimates of how many citizens were killed, in Beijing and elsewhere, still vary from hundreds through to thousands; the true total will never be known. There is only one place where the massacre runs a risk of being forgotten, and […]

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