Sahar Francis

This article provides a brief overview of the testimony that will be delivered by Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association at the Russell Tribunal on 5 November 2011 on the topic of denial of the right to life and liberty as an act of apartheid.

Under the International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid, “denial to a member or members of a racial group … of the right to life and liberty of person,” if committed for the purpose of establishing and maintaining domination by one racial group over another racial group and systematically oppressing the latter, constitutes the crime of apartheid.