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Desmond Tutu applauds torture compensation

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has applauded the government for the £19.9m compensation settlement they have agreed with Kenyan victims of British torture in the 1950s, saying the money will help people "heal."

Archbishop Desmond Tutu said a price cannot be put on the hurt the torture caused, but compensation will the help victims heal. Credit: ITV News

Speaking to ITV News Africa Correspondent Rohit Kachroo, he said:

"They have done a positive thing, they should be saluted for that. Let's not spend too much time kicking them under the table.

"You cannot ever set a price for the hurt that was caused to people, but reparations help in the process of healing."

Archbishop Desmond Tutu discharged from hospital

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has been discharged from hospital following "successful treatment of a persistent infection".

The 81-year-old was admitted to hospital five days ago and underwent a series of tests to determine the cause of the infection, a statement from the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation said.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu spent five days in hospital. Credit: Fiona Hanson/PA Wire

The tests "uncovered no new malignancy" and "management of the Archbishop's prostate cancer will continue".

"The Archbishop will be spending some quiet time at home in Cape Town to recover his sparkle", it added.