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Kenya’s 9/11: country’s crackdown on terrorism and human rights is being felt in Winnipeg

Tinbit Eyassu's sister Gelila lived in Nairobi and left her toddler with a neighbor while she ran to the bank. The Kenyan police, hunting for refugees in an anti-terror crackdown, scooped Gelila up with hundreds of other refugees and shipped her to Dadaab without her child -- even though Gelila  had the proper documents to be living in Nairobi.

RUTH BONNEVILLE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

Tinbit Eyassu's sister Gelila lived in Nairobi and left her toddler with a neighbor while she ran to the bank. The Kenyan police, hunting for refugees in an anti-terror crackdown, scooped Gelila up with hundreds of other refugees and shipped her to Dadaab without her child -- even though Gelila had the proper documents to be living in Nairobi.

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