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The World

December 13, 1987

A prominent Kenyan lawyer, whose nine-month detention without trial triggered worldwide protests, was freed by order of Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi. Gibson Kamau Kuria, 40, was arrested in February after filing a suit charging that authorities tortured three political prisoners. He was charged with plotting to overthrow the government. Despite the release, Moi had angry words for Amnesty International, the worldwide human-rights group that lobbied on behalf of Kuria. In a speech marking Kenya's 24th anniversary as a republic, he accused the group of interfering in his nation's affairs and threatened to arrest any of its representatives who visit the country.

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