Sunday, October 3, 2010

Renditions to Uganda Declared Illegal by Kenyan Courts

In a highly controversial move, Kenyan courts have declared rendition of Kenyans to Uganda to be illegal. Following the rendition of Mohammed Hamid Suleiman to Uganda on charges relating to the Kampala bombings, a number of domestic critics have spoken out against this practice. Kenya's moving of prisoners has led some in Kenya to label Uganda as "Kenya's Guantanamo Bay." Under Kenyan law, this practice is supposed to be illegal as long as the suspect has Kenyan citizenship. Judges have attacked the government for allowing the practice despite law, and some have claimed that Kenya has extradited nationals out of fear of reprisal from terrorist groups.

Chris Bilbro

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