Friday, April 17, 2009

Silencing Kenya's activists...

Apr 11 - Human rights campaigners in Kenya have accused the country's security forces of carrying out extra-judicial killings that have claimed at least 500 lives since 2007.

A UN Special Rapporteur was appointed to investigate in February 2009 and recently accused Kenya’s police and military of intimidating human rights defenders, in a country where freedom of speech once ranked among the highest on the continent.

Several activists in Kenya say that they fear for their lives.

Story filmed and written by Njuwa Maina for Reuters Africa Journal.

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