Kenyan torture victims win in court

Human rights advocates applaude a ruling to compensate victims of torture in the 1980s.

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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