Al-Amin Kimathi, Executive Director of the Muslim Human Rights Forum (MHRF), was arrested last week in Uganda and brought up on terrorism charges in relation to the bombings this summer in Kampala. Kimathi has been working over the last several years to document extraordinary renditions which involve US and Kenyan authorities.
According to a statement by a coalition of civil society organizations, Kimathi was in Uganda for his second mission to observe the trial of terrorism suspects, several of whom were illegally transferred via rendition from Kenya. A lawyer, who was arrested with him and who represents several of those charged with terrorism, has written a letter to the U.S. Ambassador announcing that he is pursuing civil redress against American authorities involved in their arrest.