FRIEND OF NELSON MANDELA IS AMNESTY LECTURER AT ELY CATHEDRAL

Paul and Adelaide Joseph with Mandela 2008

The speaker for Ely City Amnesty Group’s seventh annual lecture is Paul Joseph, a close friend and political ally of Nelson Mandela. The South African was just 16 when he became an activist, was jailed, became an Amnesty prisoner of conscience – and fled to Britain in 1965, where he and his family obtained political refugee status. He then dedicated his life to the anti-apartheid campaign in exile, saving the lives of hundreds of South African detainees. Paul will be speaking at Ely Cathedral on ‘Activism and Exile’ on Sunday 16th October, at 6.30 p.m. Admission is free, although there will be a retiring collection in aid of Amnesty International. More details can be obtained from: info@amnestyely.org.uk.

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