Robust witness protection unit key to PEV cases-group
09 December 2011, 16:58
Lack of an operational witness protection unit is the greatest
obstacle to resolving cases of police killings related to the 2008
post-election violence, a new report suggests.
The report released Friday by
the New York-based Human Rights Watch says that a large number of
witnesses are afraid of testifying for fear of being attacked. It
further says that Parliament should move to ensure that a “special
mechanism” is established to deal with the cases that have not been
The report says that the
Witness Protection Agency will have to prove itself before many election
violence witnesses are willing to testify in court adding that its
activation should be an urgent priority.
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