Judge rules: Security police tortured and murdered Ahmed Timol

The High Court in Pretoria has overturned a 40-year-old inquest into the death of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol.

The court ruled that Timol did not commit suicide, but died after being tortured and pushed from a window by security branch police officers.

EWN reporter Barry Bateman says the court has rejected security branch police version that Timol took his life by jumping out the window and fell to his death.

Looking at the history of the police officers involved and finding that from the day Ahmed Timol was arrested until the time he died he was severely tortured and assaulted.

Barry Bateman, EWN reporter

Ultimately he did not jump out of that window but rather pushed...

Barry Bateman, EWN reporter

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This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Judge rules: Security police tortured and murdered Ahmed Timol


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