Kenya sacrificing human rights for security

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  • Official comment about the substance of AlJazeera’s allegations has been noticeable by its absence, despite the fact that this is just the latest in a series of similar reports dating back several years.
  • Those suspected of active support for terrorists have been subject to various judicial measures, such as restrictions on movement and threats to withdraw citizenship. Some court cases have been held in secret in the UK and by military tribunals in the US.
  • In an interview with the British newspaper, Abu Ahmed, one of ISIS’s leaders, described how the group emerged from Camp Bucca, a prison in southern Iraq, during the American occupation.

The government’s response to allegations of the existence of State-run hit squads in an Al Jazeera report broadcast this week was predictable.

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