31 July 2013

Somalia: Somali Rights Files Complaint Against Kenyan Military At the Hague

Somali Rights has filed a complaint letter with the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague requesting it investigate alleged human rights abuses by the Kenyan military in Jubbaland.

Somali Rights, a non-governmental organisation that monitors, documents, and prosecutes issues related to human rights and war crimes, accused Kenyan military leaders, including commander of the armed forces Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, of "war crimes and crimes against humanity including torture, massacre, illegal use of excessive force, rape, destruction of property and displacement of civilians", the organisation said in a statement Tuesday (July 30th).

Kenyatta already faces charges at the ICC over allegations of human rights abuses after the 2007 Kenyan elections.

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