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Collection Index:GERHARDT, Dieter 1983-1992 (indemnity)
Collection Name:Dieter Gerhardt vs Minister of Justice and State President. 1983-1992
AK2444  DIETER GERHARDT vs Minister of Justice and State President   
    
 Copyright 2006, The Library, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa   
    
 1983-1992 1 box   
    
 Background Notes   
 Dieter Gerhardt was convicted of treason for passing information to the Soviet Union over a period of several years, and given a life sentence in 1983. After theIndemnity Act was passed in 1990 he applied for indemnity but did not obtain his release.In June 1992 he made an urgent application to The State President, the Minister of Justice and Minister of Correctional Services for his immediate release as a political prisoner and was given indemnity.   
    
 Classification   
Trial Records, including Notice of Motion, Founding Affidavit, Applications for indemnity , Further Affidavits.   
Representations in support of an application for indemnity; recommendation by Minister of Justice that indemnity be refused.   
Correspondence (Lawyers' letters, letters from prison, etc.) 1986-1992   
Documents (Miscellaneous)   
 Includes: The release of South Africa's Political Prisoners: Definitions and Expectations by Gay J. McDougall; Pretoria Minute; Report:Working Group established under Paragraph 1 of the Groote Schuur Minute.   
 Press announcement (1983) re Gerhardts' conviction. Notes by Gerhardt.   
 Press Cuttings. Statutes. Gazettes.