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Government ‘not liable for torture’ – The Independent

“The Government cannot be held legally liable for British colonial atrocities committed during the Mau Mau Uprising, the High Court heard today.”

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The Independent, 7th April 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Kenyans sue UK for alleged colonial human rights abuses – The Guardian

“Highly embarrassing colonial-era files detailing the British army’s repressive tactics against Mau Mau insurgents in Kenya during the 1950s will be revealed in a landmark compensation case.”

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The Guardian, 5th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

UK ‘using obscure legal principle’ to dismiss torture claims in colonial Kenya – The Guardian

“The government is invoking an obscure legal principle to dismiss claims of torture and rape by the British colonial administration in Kenya, campaigners claimed.”

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The Guardian, 25th January 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Analysis: Britain has moral duty to allow Mau Mau case to proceed – The Times

“Since the 1950s, Mau Mau has often been synonymous with atavistic savagery. It was a grassroots movement that sought to end British rule in Kenya, and with it the privileges of an African minority loyal to colonialism. Comprised almost entirely of Kikuyu – Kenya’s largest ethnic group — Mau Mau perpetrated some heinous crimes. But, so, too, did the agents of British colonialism, and on an order of magnitude that dwarfed Mau Mau acts of violence.”

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The Times, 23rd June 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Kenyan veterans in UK court bid – BBC News

“A case against the British government brought by veterans of Kenya’s independence struggle will be heard at London’s High Court later.”

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BBC News, 23rd June 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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