Story Topic: Political Violence

Michael Lapsley (South Africa)

Photography by Brian Moody After Father Michael Lapsley was exiled by the South African Government in 1976, he joined the African National Congress (ANC) and became one of their chaplains. Whilst living in Zimbabwe he discovered he was on the South African Government hit list.  In April 1990 he received a letter bomb in the… more

Camilla Carr & Jon James (England)

Photography by Brian Moody In April 1997, Camilla Carr and her boyfriend, Jon James went to Chechnya to set up a rehabilitation centre for traumatised war-children. Three months later they were taken hostage by Chechnyan rebels. Their ordeal lasted 14 months, during which Camilla was repeatedly raped by one of her jailers. Camilla and Jon… more

Gertrude Moyana & Sarah Letanta (South Africa)

Photography by Brian Moody GERTRUDE MOYANA and SARAH LETANTA are both victims of South Africa’s political violence. Gertrude was shot twice during 1993’s street fighting in Sharpville. Two years later, Sarah was shot three times. Gertrude It was a time of terrible bloodshed and violence; brother against brother, children being raped. Kehetisi from the IFP… more

Duma Kumalo (South Africa)

Photography by Brian Moody As one of the Sharpville Six, Duma Kumalo was wrongly imprisoned in 1985 for a murder he didn’t commit. He spent seven years in prison, with three of those on death row. He worked for Khulumani – a support group for victims based in Johannesburg. Sadly Duma Kumalo died aged 48… more

Alistair Little (Northern Ireland)

Photography by Brian Moody Alistair Little joined the Protestant paramilitaries at the age of 14. Three years later, too young to receive a life sentence, he was detained under the Secretary of State’s Pleasure (SOSP) and served a 13-year prison sentence in Long Kesh and H-blocks. Since his release he’s been working for projects that… more

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