TERRORISTS/FREEDOM FIGHTERS

LEST WE FORGET.
clipped from english.aljazeera.net


Five veterans launch legal battle against British government for alleged torture.
clipped from english.aljazeera.net

“We are demanding compensation because we were in concentration camps for 10 years, our children did not go to school.”

Thousands of Kenyan peasants were rounded up and forced into camps by the British during what was known as the Mau Mau uprising against colonial rule.
The UK has indicated that the claim is invalid because of the amount of time that has passed since the alleged abuses – and that any liability rested with the Kenyan authorities after independence in 1963.
The British described the Mau Mau as a group of “bloodthirsty terrorists”, and news reports in the US and Britain during the 1950s made the name Mau Mau synonymous with African tribal violence against whites.

Veterans of the war claim they and their colleagues were made to suffer barbaric treatment such as summary executions, torture, rape, beatings, forced labour and evictions, as the British suppressed the rebellion.
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One Response to “TERRORISTS/FREEDOM FIGHTERS”

  1. It really surprises me how short historical memory is.

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