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2,300 suspected Boko Haram members get unprecedented mass trial

2,300 suspected Boko Haram members get unprecedented mass trial

by Milena Mikael-Debass
Oct 12 2017, 12:24pm

Boko Haram, one of the world’s deadliest terror groups, is being taken to court in Nigeria. More than 2,300 suspected militants are binge tried in private military court proceedings which began Monday. It is the largest trial of its kind.

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Once the world’s deadliest militant group, Boko Haram has terrorized Nigeria and surrounding countries for nearly a decade, displacing millions from their homes, abducting children, and killing at least 20,000 people along the way. And though there is strong support to prosecute the terror group, some monitors are concerned about the scope of the trail. From arbitrary arrests to a general lack of transparency, groups like Amnesty International worry the trials won’t actually be fair.