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NAIROBI, Kenya | Kenya launches internal police probe to help reform force

NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya’s internal security minister Friday launched a police internal affairs unit to investigate allegations of abuses in the force including corruption and accusations that officers kill suspects and perpetrate other human rights abuses. The new investigation body has been welcomed with optimism by some rights activists, but many remain skeptical on its … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya | Kenya launches internal police probe to help reform force

MOSCOW | Tajik journalist sentenced to 12 years in prison

MOSCOW — A Tajik journalist who also headed a comedy troupe has been sentenced to 12 years in prison in a case denounced by rights advocates. Khairullo Mirsaidov was sentenced Wednesday by a court in the northern city of Khujand, convicted of embezzling state funds, forgery and knowingly making false statements. Mirsaidov was arrested in … Continue reading MOSCOW | Tajik journalist sentenced to 12 years in prison