IndiaTV RSS Feeds
October 26, 2014
0
Email

Nelson Mandela's journey from a terrorist to freedom icon

[ Updated 06 Dec 2013, 09:49:14 ]
FONT SIZE



In a stirring opening statement that sealed his iconic status around the world, Mandela admitted to some of the charges against him while defending the ANC’s actions and denouncing the injustices of apartheid. 

On 12 June 1964, all of the accused were sentenced to life imprisonment.  

Mandela spent the first 18 of his 27 years in jail at the brutal Robben Island Prison, a former leper colony off the coast of Cape Town, where he was confined to a small cell without a bed or plumbing and compelled to do hard labor in a lime quarry.




TODAY'S BEST VIDEO
EC announces five-phase polls in J-K, Jharkhand f..

Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand will...

India TV Special: "Salaam India Awards 2014&#..

India TV as a responsible and leading news channel of...

ALSO READ
X
UN Security Council condemns terrorists attacks in Iraq
United Nations: The UN Security Council Friday condemned the recent vicious...
Read More >>