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Opposition calls for fresh investigation into human rights abuses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Shadow Cabinet has launched a fresh demand for investigations into the rights violations that characterized the 2021 general elections. Addressing their bi-monthly press conference, the Shadow Minister for Security, Derrick Nyeko said that in the absence of a conclusive investigation report on the violations that …

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Fort Portal Catholic Bishop urges gov’t to end abductions

Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bishop Robert Muhiirwa of Fort Portal Catholic Diocese has called upon the government to ensure an end to abductions in the country. Muhiirwa made the call during a press conference at his residence in Fort Portal tourism city on Saturday where he was delivering …

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Is UPDF acting like a military wing of the NRM?

UPDF has taken up a partisan role and is using its resources to attack NRM regime opponents in direct disregard of the constitution Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have accused the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) of turning themselves into a military wing of the country’s …

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Battered journalist Ashraf Kasirye withdraws case against Government

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ghetto Television Journalist Ashraf Kasirye has withdrawn his case seeking compensation for the damages caused to him during the just concluded elections. Kasirye who wanted to be compensated with an unspecified amount of money has today withdrawn his case against the Attorney General before …

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Families of abducted Nakasongola persons flee homes

Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The families of two people who were allegedly abducted by armed personnel in Nakasongola district have fled their homes in fear. George Ssenyonjo, 36, a resident of Kirooro village in Nakitoma sub county was allegedly abducted by unidentified gunmen on January 5th, 2021. His friend, …

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Family of missing Kiseka mechanic cries out to Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A family in Makerere-Kivulu zone in Kampala central division has cried out to President Yoweri Museveni to order the release of their son who was allegedly picked up by military police personnel last month. Twenty-year-old Ismail Ssozi, a mechanic was allegedly picked up together with …

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Kyagulanyi runs to UN Human Rights Commission over abductions

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | National Unity Platform-NUP president Robert Kyagulanyi is petitioning the United Nations High Commission on Human Rights over the continued abduction and torture of his supporters. Speaking to reporters at his party headquarters in Kampala following the withdrawal of police who had locked out NUP …

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Abductors pluck out fingernails of Bwaise man

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ronald Ssegawa, a resident of Bishop Mukwaya in Bwaise I in Kawempe division is suffering from excruciating pain following torture by his abductors. Unidentified people kidnapped Ssegawa near Avis Company along Tula road a fortnight ago. According to his family, they searched for Ssegawa in …

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Two NUP supporters rotting away in their homes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two National Unity Platform-NUP supporters who were allegedly kidnapped from Katoogo village in Nama sub county in Mukono North constituency are rotting away at their homes after undergoing a series of torture. Twenty-three-year-old Joseph Nkoyoyo Kyakuwa and 53-year-old Fred Kamya Yuya sustained serious injuries but …

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