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The African court on Human and People’s rights condemns Tanzania over the arrest of ten Kenyans

18th March, 2016

The African court on Human and People’s rights says Tanzania violated the rights of ten Kenyans who were charged over robbery. The eleven judges of the court made the ruling this morning in Arusha, Tanzania. The ten Kenyans had accused the Tanzanian government of unlawfully and forcibly arresting them in maputo, mozambique. The kenyan suspects claim they were lawfully in mozambique seeking business opportunities when they were in january 2006 kidnaped and airlifted to tanzania where they wer charged with murder and three charges of armed robbery. The tanzanian government told the judges that the kenyans were arrested at mwalimu nyerere international airport after being brought by mozambican military aircraft. The kenyas were sentenced to thirty years in jail for armed robbery. Two of the suspects, peter kariba and john odongo onyango died while in custody in tanzania. Their lawyer don deya told the court that his clients were tortured while in custody. But tanzanian authoritie