The report “British peer reveals MI6 role in Lumumba killing” (April 1), on British involvement in the brutal murder of Congo’s first Prime Minister, Patrice Lumumba, in 1961, has a nasty sequel. Thirty years later, on October 8, 1991, Omasese Lumumba, nephew of the Congolese leader, was “unlawfully killed” in a British prison. The jury’s verdict at a coroner’s inquest ruled that Omasese died as a result of “excessive force” inflicted on him by the staff of Pentonville Prison, London. Earlier, Omasese, had fled from Congo as he had been ill-treated and imprisoned there for being a relative of Patrice.

Jawid Laiq,

New Delhi

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