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Kenyan torture victims win in court
Human rights advocates applaude a ruling to compensate victims of torture in the 1980s.
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2010 17:29 GMT

Kenya's constitutional court has ordered the government to pay torture survivors nearly $500,000 in what human rights campaigners consider a landmark ruling.

During the rule of Daniel Arap Moi, the president during the 1980s, secret police kept at least 21 people in a torture chamber for weeks.

Human rights defenders believe the ruling opens the door for more claims against the government.

Andrew Simmons reports from Nairobi.

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Al Jazeera
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