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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-28-10 09:26 AM
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Archives (but not forgotten) "Wikileaks writers killed in Kenya"
Edited on Tue Dec-28-10 10:13 AM by kpete
Monday, March 09, 2009
Wikileaks writers killed in Kenya


From Wikileaks: Two Wikileaks-related senior human rights activists have been assassinated. We ask for your assistance.

On Thursday afternoon March 5, Oscar Kamau Kingara, director of the Kenyan based Oscar legal aid Foundation, and its programme coordinator, John Paul Oulo, were shot at close range in their car less than a mile from President Kibaki's residence. The two were on their way to a meeting at the Kenyan National Commission on Human Rights.

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Since 2007 the Oscar foundation had documented 6,452 "enforced disappearances" by police and 1,721 extrajudicial killings. The murders come just two weeks after United Nations Special Rapporteur on extra-judicial killings Professor Philip Alston called on on Kenya's Attorney General and Police Commissioner to be sacked over murders by pollice.

On 18 February 2009, the Oscar Foundation presented its findings for use in a parliamentary debate. The Oscar Foundation vehicle was blocked by a minibus and a Mitsubishi Pajero vehicle, both of which had been following them along State house road. Several men were in the two vehicles.

Two men got out, approached the vehicle of Oscar Kamau Kingara and John Paul Oulu, and shot them through the windows at close range. According to eyewitnesses, the driver of the minibus was in police uniform whilst the other men were wearing suits. The closest eyewitness to the incident was shot in the leg and later taken away by policemen.

MORE:
http://www.hawaiifreepress.com/main/ArticlesMain/tabid/...
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/12/assange-people-affil... /
http://mirror.wikileaks.info/wiki/Two_Kenyan_rights_act...
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/africa/arti...
http://gachara.wordpress.com/2009/03/06/more-on-the-osc... /
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LesOw2uOwdg
http://mirror.wikileaks.info/wiki/UN_urges_probe_into_K...
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/12/assange-people-affil... /
Cooperate with FBI, Raila tells Kenya police
http://mirror.wikileaks.info/wiki/Cooperate_with_FBI,_R...
http://www.buzzle.com/articles/devastating-hrw-world-re...
http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/hrcouncil/docs/14s...

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Arctic Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-28-10 09:37 AM
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1. K&R
Assange was right.
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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-28-10 09:38 AM
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2. Again, Kingara was not just a "Wikileaks writer."
He was an attorney who had spent decades pissing off the right people. His life had been in serious jeapoardy since he founded OFFLACK in 1998.

OFFLACK issued a public call for demonstrations in support of UN recommendations the morning Kingara was shot dead. They didn't do it through Wikileaks.
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