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Somalia: Unfair Trials in Military Courts

Email Somalia’s military courts since 2011 have tried hundreds of people beyond the courts’ legal mandate or in proceedings that fall short of international fair trial standards, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The government should urgently transfer civilian cases to the regular courts. International donors assisting in desperately needed improvements in Somalia’s justice system should not neglect reform of the military courts. (Nairobi, May 22, 2014) – Somalia’s military courts since 2011 have tried hundreds of people beyond the courts’…

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