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George Bizos

Greek-South African human rights lawyer

Died when: 92 years 300 days (1113 months)
Star Sign: Scorpio


George Bizos

George Bizos (Greek: Γιώργος Μπίζος; 14 November 1927 – 9 September 2020) was a Greek-South African human rights lawyer who campaigned against apartheid in South Africa.

He was noted for representing Nelson Mandela during the Rivonia Trial.He instructed Mandela to add the qualification "if needs be" to his trial address, which is credited with sparing him from a sentence of death.

Bizos also represented the families of anti-apartheid activists killed by the government, throughout the hearings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

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