Court rules that communist activist Timol was murdered
SOUTH AFRICAN anti-apartheid campaigner and communist Ahmed Timol was murdered by police, the High Court in Pretoria ruled yesterday — 46 years after his death.
Judge Billy Mothle said Mr Timol was assaulted and tortured from his arrest on October 22 1971 until he fell to his death from the notorious John Vorster Square police station on the 27th.
The apartheid regime claimed he took his own life by jumping from the narrow 10th-floor window of an interrogation room.
“Timol did not jump out of the window of room 1026 but was either pushed out of the window or from the roof,” the judge said.... read more
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