Kiai


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Kiai

Martial arts
A shout used in aikido and other Japanese martial arts that expresses the energy accumulated during a period of meditative build-up.
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IEBC acting chairperson Connie Maina said: "This was based on the interpretation of the Maina Kiai civil appeal which ruled that the presidential results declared at the constituency level are final.
Maina Kiai is a human rights activist and co-di- rector at InformAction.
What followed afterwards was a combination of Kiai and K'ihap - a perfect bombardment on pre-designated targets with split second synchronization, intensity and precision.
NYT Syndicate Maina Kiai, a Kenyan human rights lawyer, served as United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association in 2011-17
Since January 2017, a number of undemocratic bills have been proposed in state legislatures with the purpose or effect of criminalizing peaceful protests," independent UN experts on freedom of expression and freedom of assembly, David Kaye and Maina Kiai, said in a recent statement, presstv reported.
Honorees included President Obama for his efforts to end armed conflict and fight climate change; Ertharin Cousin, executive director of the World Food Programme; Maina Kiai, UN special rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association; Rovio Entertainment Ltd.
Also, Maina Kiai will receive the Leo Nevas Human Rights Award for his leadership as the first Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association in documenting human rights abuses.
Maina Kiai, and the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Mr.
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Maina Kiai, warned today about growing restrictions on civil society in Egypt, with human rights defenders and organizations in particular being targeted.
United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom and Peaceful Assembly and of Association Maina Kiai warned on Tuesday about the restrictions that are being imposed on civil society in Egypt, particularly on human rights organisations and defenders.
The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Maina Kiai, said the charges brought against the six individuals "appear to be directly linked to their work in the defence of human rights, while exercising their rights to freedom of expression and freedom of association".
Kiai said that much of his visit focused on the Black Lives Matter movement, in which people protesting discrimination and police violence against African-Americans were often met with riot police and high numbers of arrests.