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PRESS RELEASE: DECISION ENTERED IN FAVOUR OF MS LUCY HANNAN AT THE HIGH COURT, NAIROBI

The National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders – Kenya welcomes the judgment entered, on 4th may 2017, by the High Court in Nairobi granting Ms. Lucy Hannan a two year work permit as she finalizes her application for citizenship. Justice Isaac Lenaola ruled that the decision by the government not to renew Ms. Hannan’s work permit in 2013 was unprocedural and in violation of the Constitution.

This positive decision comes after a protracted four year court battle where Lucy Hannan, a British journalist and human rights defender who has been resident in Kenya since 1988, sued the State in December 2013 for refusing to renew her work permit on grounds that she was a “subversive”, a ‘threat to national security’and ordered she be removed from the country.

Download the full press release here: http://nchrdk.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/PRESS-STATEMENT-LUCY-HANNAN.pdf

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