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Renditions, American-style: how Kenya joined the War on Terror

Kenya’s government illegally detained and rendered 150 citizens in a US-influenced ‘counter-terrorism’ operation, a report reveals today. The report, compiled by REDRESS and Reprieve, reveals the devastating effect of US policies on human rights in Africa, as Kenyan officials aped and obeyed their powerful ally in jettisoning hard-won legal rights… Read More

SUDAN: Rushed legislative reforms are counterproductive

Distinguished legal experts and human rights organisations today expressed their concerns about current efforts to rush through key legislation without adequate consultation. These reforms, including legislation on national security and the media, have important implications for human rights in Sudan. The lack of consultation adds to a series of deficiencies,… Read More

SUDAN: Human rights defenders released

REDRESS welcomes the release, yesterday evening, of human rights activist Mr Osman Hummaida from arbitrary detention by the Sudanese authorities. Osman Hummaida had been held in incommunicado detention since his arrest by the Sudanese National Security and Intelligence Services (NISS) on 24th November. He was interrogated about his human rights… Read More

War Victims in DRC shocked at ICC decision to release Lubanga

Yesterday, a Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued its decision to grant unconditional release to Thomas Lubanga Dyilo. Lubanga, the leader of the UPC (Union des patriotes congolais) has been accused of war crimes, specifically enlisting and conscripting child soldiers and using them to participate actively in… Read More