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Kenya: Wave of arrests and detention of Muslims suspected of terrorism

Over the last two months, hundreds of Muslims suspected of engaging in terrorism have been arrested after having crossed the Somalian border following the defeat of the Islamic Courts Union (ICU). At least 80 Kenyans and non-Kenyans have reportedly been secretly deported to Somalia and Ethiopia after they were held in Kenyan prisons for weeks without access to lawyers or family members. The US government was allegedly involved in the interrogation of several detainees while they were held incommunicado in Nairobi.

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