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Jinja protests: NUP leaders accuse police of human rights violations

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform-NUP leaders from Busoga sub region on Thursday accused security operatives of brutality, while effecting arrests of protest suspects. Following the remand of 67 suspects on Tuesday evening, police rounded up the trading centers of Namulesa, Mafubira, Nakabango, Lwanda, Wakitaka, Soweto, …

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Hoima city leaders accuse security personnel of persistent brutality, extortion

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hoima city leaders have accused security personnel of implementing the presidential directives to curb the spread of Covid-19 with continued brutality and extortion. Victims being brutalized and extorted during patrols and night curfews include boda-boda cyclists; shop keepers, mechanics, and restaurant operators. The leaders including councillors …

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Recruiting more LDUs will throw Uganda into anarchy – Security analysts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security analysts have warned that Uganda risks being plunged into anarchy by recruiting and keeping armed Local Defence Units-LDUs in the civilian populace. Uganda People’s Defence Force-UPDF is finalizing with the recruitment of 10,000 more Local Defence Unit personnel. But security analysts Fred Egesa and …

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Police officers using excessive force should face trial in court – IGP

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Police Court will no longer try any police officer accused of using excessive force during operations. This is according to new directives issued by the Inspector General of Police Martin Ochola. In response to President Yoweri Museveni’s address where he condemned individual security officers …

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Lockdown: Masaka leaders protest security brutality and extortion

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local leaders in Masaka city divisions are decrying over the continued brutality and outright extortion by security operatives enforcing Covid-19 prevention guidelines in the area. The leaders have expressed concern about what they describe as unbearable levels of ruthlessness with which the police and army …

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Kabale RDC apologizes over brutality of health workers

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Kabale Resident District Commissioner Darius Nandinda has apologized to health workers in the district for being harassed by security personnel enforcing the Covid-19 presidential directives. In the past weeks, security personnel in the district have been under criticism for brutalizing healthy workers. On Sunday night, …

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Gulu city boda boda cyclists petition security over brutality

Cyclists accuse the security personnel of extorting money from them to bail their way out during curfew hours Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Boda boda cyclists in Gulu City have petitioned security officials over brutality and extortion by patrol teams enforcing the curfew. Under their umbrella body of Gulu Northern …

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Acholi MPs condemn brutality against journalists

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Members of the Acholi Parliamentary Group (APG) have condemned the repeated brutality against media practitioners by state agencies and security personnel.   The MPs say that journalists and media practitioners are key in sharing information, awareness creation and speaking for the voiceless, something which makes them …

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