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Anti-terror Law in Kenya Elicits Negative Reactions

Kenya’s president signed a controversial law Friday that grants sweeping new authority to security forces. The legislation was passed in a chaotic session of parliament over objections that it violates basic rights.
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Kenyan members of parliament Gladys Wanga, left, and Christine Mbaya leave the National Assembly to protest against the approval of new anti-terrorism laws in Kenya's capital Nairobi, Dec. 18, 2014.
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Kenyan members of parliament Gladys Wanga, left, and Christine Mbaya leave the National Assembly to protest against the approval of new anti-terrorism laws in Kenya's capital Nairobi, Dec. 18, 2014.

Kenya's National Assembly majority leader Aden Duale, left, is escorted out of Parliament in Kenya's capital Nairobi, Dec. 18, 2014.
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Kenya's National Assembly majority leader Aden Duale, left, is escorted out of Parliament in Kenya's capital Nairobi, Dec. 18, 2014.

A riot policeman stands guard outside the main gate of the National Assembly in Kenya's capital Nairobi, Dec. 18, 2014.
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A riot policeman stands guard outside the main gate of the National Assembly in Kenya's capital Nairobi, Dec. 18, 2014.

A protester shouts into a megaphone while holding the Kenyan flag outside the Parliament building in Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014.
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A protester shouts into a megaphone while holding the Kenyan flag outside the Parliament building in Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014.

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