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>> Kill me if you want, I don't fear death, I don't fear hurt.>> A Kenyan opposition politician says he was assaulted, drugged and dragged onto a flight to Dubai, where he's shown in this amateur video. Miguna Miguna posted on Twitter Thursday that he needs urgent medical treatment.
The incident appears to be a significant escalation of a tussle between the government of President Uhuru Kenyatta and the judiciary. Judges had ordered Miguna release, instead he was bundled onto a flight on Wednesday night, his lawyer said. A Kenyan high court judge found the Interior Minister and the police chief guilty of contempt of court for disobeying the order.
Summoning them for sentencing. But critics say Kenyatta's government increasingly ignores the courts, so it's not clear whether they will obey.>> Is continuing.>> Miguna was initially seized at the airport earlier this week. That when he returned to Kenya after being deported in February. The fiery lawyer had been seized from his home in Nairobi.
He declared himself the general of the opposition's National Resistance Movement. And stood beside its leader Raila Odinga at the latter's symbolic swearing in. Kenyatta's refusal to allow him to come home could strain a surprise rapprochement between Kenyatta and Odinga. Kenyatta won a second term in October in elections marred by the deaths of 100 people, mostly opposition supporters.
But three weeks ago, he and Odinga declared they'd put aside the acrimony and work to unite Kenya. The current standoff appears to put that in doubt.