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12/06/1964 Nelson Mandela is jailed for life

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The Mandela Tapes: Life In Prison | CBC Radio

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MANDELA 'BACK' IN HIS ROBBEN ISLAND CELL - BBC NEWS

Nelson Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist, who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. In 1962, he was arrested for conspiring to overthrow the state and sentenced to life imprisonment in the Rivonia Trial. Mandela served 27 years in prison, but was released in 1990 amid growing domestic and international pressure.