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Kenyan police accused of torturing Somalis

Human Rights Watch says abuses against community began after blasts in Nairobi blamed on al-Shabab.

Last Modified: 29 May 2013 21:43
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Kenyan police are being accused of torturing and raping refugees from the Somali community, allegations put forward by Human Rights Watch.

The US-based group released a report saying the abuses took place between November 2012 and January this year.

The alleged crackdown began after a series of bomb blasts in Nairobi blamed on al-Shabab, the armed group attempting to overthrow the government in Somalia.

Al Jazeera's Peter Greste reports from Nairobi.

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