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I HOPE the Government will stand up and condemn what a previous UK administration, in another time, did in Kenya.
To continue to appeal against the judgement that has condemned the British government’s involvement in torture during the Mau Mau rebellion would be humiliating and shameful for our nation.
To do so when the victims are all elderly and infirm in the hope that they will die before justice is seen to be done would be morally repugnant.
For some lawyers, barristers and civil servants, cases like these can become an intellectual game, an opportunity to cross swords and explore the niceties of arguments.
For the victims and for the standing of our nation in the world, it is none of those things.
It is a sordid episode in our nation’s history and the least we can do is to ensure the victims receive the compensation that will give them dignity and support in old age.
Christian Vassie, Blake Court, Wheldrake, York.
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