Kenyan court suspends new anti-terrorism laws

After only two weeks in effect, some of Kenya’s high court has shelved controversial terrorism laws. Nairobi argues that the measures are necessary for national security.

The High Court of Kenya suspended two-week old security laws on Friday, amid doubts over their constitutionality. When measures were signed into law by President Uhuru Kenyatta, the president claimed that they did not violate Kenya’s bill of rights, but opposition groups contest that being allowed to hold suspects without charge for 360 days, instead of the former legal limit of 90, threatens liberties and free speech.
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