[QODLink]
Africa
Kenyan Mau Mau seek redress from Britain
Scores were forced into detention camps and tortured by the British army in the 1950s.
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2012 20:08

Members of the Mau Mau of Kenya, who say they were tortured by the British colonial authorities in the 1950s, are taking their case to the High Court in London.

They say the government has a duty to be open about the crimes it committed against the group during the time of the Mau Mau uprising.

At that time, the group endured torture at the hands of the British and tens of thousands of the people were forced into detention camps.

Now, survivors want the government to take responsibility for its actions.

Al Jazeera's Barnaby Phillips reports from London.

101

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
Country
City
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
Nearly half of Canadians have suffered inappropriate advances on the job - and the political arena is no exception.
Featured
Women's rights activists are demanding change after Hanna Lalango, 16, was gang-raped on a bus and left for dead.
Buried in Sweden's northern forest, Sorsele has welcomed many unaccompanied kids who help stabilise a town exodus.
A look at the changing face of North Korea, three years after the death of 'Dear Leader'.
While some fear a Muslim backlash after café killings, solidarity instead appears to be the order of the day.
Victims spared by the deadly disease are reporting blindness and other unexpected post-Ebola health issues.