Murder sequel

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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