Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Kenya: The Error of Fighting Terror with Terror

The state-funded Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) published in September 2015 a report titled "The Error of Fighting Terror with Terror."  The report documents over 120 cases of egregious human rights violations that include 25 extrajudicial killings and 81 enforced disappearances.  The violations are widespread, systematic and well-coordinated.  Most of them are aimed at the Somali population in response to terrorist attacks waged by Somalia-based al-Shabaab against innocent Kenyan civilians.  The report emphasizes that this is not the way to solve the problem posed by al-Shabaab.

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