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Britain to pay for colonial-era torture, denies liability

Britain to pay for colonial-era torture, denies liability | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Britain expressed regret on Thursday for the abuse of Kenyans by colonial forces during the 1950s Mau Mau insurgency and announced compensation for 5,228 survivors, but stopped short of apologizing.

The deal, settled out of court after three elderly Kenyan torture victims won the right in October to sue the British government, could encourage people in other former colonies to press claims over grievances dating back to the days of Empire.

"The British government recognizes that Kenyans were subject to torture and other forms of ill treatment at the hands of the colonial administration," Foreign Secretary William Hague told parliament.....

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Kenyan leaders to stand trial on human rights violations - CNN.com

Kenyan leaders to stand trial on human rights violations - CNN.com | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Four Kenyan officials will stand trial on human rights violations, the International Criminal Court ruled Monday.
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Up to six more Somalia regions may face famine/drought: U.N.

Up to six more Somalia regions may face famine/drought: U.N. | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) The famine/drought in the Horn of Africa is spreading and may soon engulf as many as six more regions of the lawless nation of Somalia, the U.N.

Something tells me that Global Warming & Climate change is NOT the creation of these people! Global Corporations meet your dependents!
Care for the suffering that your greed has produced!
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The forgotten people of Africa's famine cry out for aid - Telegraph

The forgotten people of Africa's famine cry out for aid - Telegraph | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
It is a long walk from Fini village to Dadaab, the Kenyan refugee camp now the
focus of attempts to save millions of people from starving to death in the
Horn of Africa.
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Mass graves found after tribal fighting in Kenya's Tana delta

Mass graves found after tribal fighting in Kenya's Tana delta | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

MOMBASA (Reuters) - Two mass graves were found in Kenya's coastal Tana River region, police said on Tuesday, a week after at least 38 people were shot, hacked and burnt to death as two tribes fought over land and water.

The graves were discovered in Kilelengwani village, the epicenter of fighting that has killed 100 people in the last three weeks, including nine police officers.

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Kenyan ex-ministers at ICC over poll violence

Kenyan ex-ministers at ICC over poll violence | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Two Kenyan politicians and a radio presenter meticulously planned and organised attacks on civilians to unleash a wave of violence after Kenya's disputed 2007 election, the war crimes court heard Thursday.

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If you commit atrocities to gain power, you lose power and get a ticket to The Hague."

 

[Al-Khalifas, your up next!......]

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Vaccination campaign in Kenya refugee camps | Video | Reuters.com

Vaccination campaign in Kenya refugee camps | Video | Reuters.com | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Aug 1 - Aid agencies vaccinate against polio and measles in Kenya's Dadaab area where hundreds of thousands of refugees have settled after fleeing devastating drought and warfare in Somalia. Nick Rowlands reports.


Freedom from harm/warfare, freedom from drought/starvation, freedom to be healthy......some of the most basic human rights!
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