British torture in Kenya prosecuted at last


This video is called Kenyan Mau Maus seek UK damages for torture – 23 June 09.

Four Kenyan nationals who allege torture and abuse by British colonial forces during the Mau Mau uprising won the right today to sue the British government in a landmark High Court ruling: here.

See also here. And here. And here.

Mau Mau War Veterans Win First Round in UK Pay Claim: here.

Government overruled – Mau Mau legal action is to go forward: here.

Mau Mau veterans win first battle for compensation from Britain for torture: here.

Four Kenyans are to sue the UK government for the treatment they received during the suppression of the Mau Mau uprising during the early 1950s when Kenya was a British colony: here.

A Kenyan businessman has lost his High Court bid to force the British state to handle over details of its alleged complicity in his abuse and torture: here.

Allegations FBI and British Intelligence Tortured Kenyan Rendition Victim. Jeffrey Kaye, Truthout: “According to an August 17 article in The Guardian UK, lawyers representing Omar Awadh Omar, a Kenyan used car salesman who was kidnapped off the streets of Nairobi last September and rendered to Uganda, have accused the FBI and British intelligence agency MI5 and Ugandan agents of ‘cruel and unlawful treatment’ in custody. A claim in Awadh’s behalf has been filed in a British court. Despite the claims of FBI abuse, the case has not been covered in the United States”: here.

Getting Away With Torture: The Ill Treatment of Detainees. Stephen Rohde, Truthout: “In a new comprehensive 107-page report entitled ‘Getting Away with Torture: The Bush Administration and Mistreatment of Detainees,’ Human Rights Watch (HRW) concludes that ‘there is sufficient basis for the U.S. government to order a broad criminal investigation into alleged crimes committed in connection with the torture and ill-treatment of detainees, the CIA secret detention program, and the rendition of detainees to torture’ focusing on alleged criminal conduct by ‘former President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, and CIA Director George Tenet’”: here.

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