History on trial

Should historians give evidence in the courtroom? That's a question on many people's lips after academics were called as expert witnesses during a recent court case on the British torture of Kenyans in the 1950s Mau Mau uprising. Katie Engelhart reports

The three Kenyans who were tortured by British forces in the 1950s are joined by supporters at a demonstration outside the Royal Courts of Justice. (BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

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