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Somali human rights abuses blamed on all sides

Human Rights Watch has said all sides in Somalia's conflict are guilty of serious violations of international law.

It says Islamist group al-Shabab is guilty of unrelenting brutality, while government troops carry out arbitrary arrests and detentions.

Somalia has been without an effective government for 20 years and is currently ravaged by famine.

Emily Buchanan reports.

  • 15 Aug 2011
  • From the section Africa
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