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George Bizos, Anti-Apartheid Lawyer Who Defended Mandela, Dies at 92

A champion of human rights, he represented his client and friend in the so-called Rivonia trial of leaders of the African National Congress in the 1960s.

George Bizos, who fled the Nazi occupation of his native Greece at age 13 to become one of South Africa’s most prominent human rights lawyers, championing Black people who…

  • Alan Cowell
  • The New York Times

He was 92.

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the death in a televised news briefing.

No cause was given, but he said Mr. Bizos’s health had recently begun to fail.

His family said Mr. Bizos died at his…

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