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When was Nelson Mandela released from prison?


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July 08, 2015 11:54AM

February 11, 1990
He was released from Victor Verster Prison on 11 February 1990. Nelson Mandela was imprisoned on Robben Island where he remained for the first eighteen of his twenty-seven years in prison. Nelson Rolihahla Mandela was born on July 18, 1918; he was arrested in 1962, convicted in 1964, and imprisoned for the next 27 years in a South African penal colony. He was released by F. W. de Klerk, on Janurary 11, 1990. In 1993 he and de Klerk, who was born in 1936, shared the Noble Piece Prize for their joint roles in ending aparthed in South Africa.