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In this Feb. 11, 1990 file photo, the late Nelson Mandela, left, and his then wife, Winnie, walk out of the Victor Verster prison in Paarl, near Cape Town, South Africa, after Mandela had spent 27 years in jail. South Africa's President Jacob Zuma said, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, that Mandela has died. He was 95. (AP Photo/Greg English, File) ORG XMIT: NYNM502 / Greg English, AP

WASHINGTON (AP) - Newly released documents show the FBI investigated death threats against former South Africa president Nelson Mandela during his 1990 visit to the U.S.

The FBI on Friday released hundreds of pages of records tied to Mandela's visit, which came months after the anti-apartheid leader was released from a 27-year prison sentence.

Many of the documents have portions blacked out, but they do show that the FBI investigated multiple threats to assassinate Mandela during his trip, including a handwritten note that says, "Remember John F. Kennedy in Dallas???" One threat was phoned into a university in Georgia where Mandela was scheduled to address a rally.

Another caller said he was part of the Aryan Knights organization.

Mandela died in December at the age of 95.



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