Officers from feared security branch said Ahmed Timol killed himself, but judge concludes they were responsible in historic ruling
An anti-apartheid activist who died in custody 46 years ago did not kill himself but was murdered by police officers, a South African court has said, in a historic ruling for campaigners.
The court called for an officer involved in covering up the circumstances of the 1971 death to be investigated as an accessory to murder.
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/12/south-africa-judge-rules-police-murdered-anti-apartheid-activist-in-1971
Author : Agence France-Presse in Pretoria
Publish date : 12 October 2017 | 11:11 am
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