Pathologists blast holes in police version of events
26 July 2017
Timol severely assaulted prior to his death
Statement from the Ahmed Timol Family Trust
Forensic pathologists Professor Steve Naidoo and Dr Shakeera Holland have blown gaping holes in the security police version of the events that led to the death in detention of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol 46 years ago.
At the behest of the Timol family, the two specialists separately reviewed all available literature from the original Timol Inquest, including the post-mortem report and series of photographs attached thereto. They presented their reports today to the re-opened inquest sitting in the North Gauteng High Court.
Both concluded that Timol sustained major injuries before falling to the ground from a 10th floor window at John Vorster Square police station 4 days after being arrested.
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