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UPDF drops charges against soldiers accused of brutalizing Makerere students

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defence Forces Military Court has dropped charges against soldiers accused of brutalizing Makerere University students. The soldiers allegedly assaulted the students who were protesting against tuition increment. Images and videos of soldiers ordering the students to roll on the ground including …

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Security personnel in Gulu accused of persistent brutality, extortion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security personnel in Gulu implementing the Presidential directives to curb the spread of COVID-19 have been accused of continued brutality and extortion. Victims being brutalized and extorted during patrols and night curfews include boda-boda cyclists; shop keepers, mechanics, restaurant operators, welding and metal fabrication …

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Seven LDUs convicted over brutality

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  At least seven Local Defence Units- LDU personnel have been sentenced to two months in military prison for brutality. Uganda People’s Defence Forces -UPDF First Infantry Division court-martial on Tuesday heard, convicted and sentenced seven LDUs and one civilian at Kakiri Division headquarters. The accused who appeared …

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Catholic Bishops condemn brutality aganist Makerere students

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Uganda has condemned the brutality with which security responded to the Makerere University student strike over fees. The Bishops observe that the amount of force used by some security agents while arresting protesting students of Makerere University, journalists …

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Parliament condemns brutality against Makerere University students

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has passed a motion condemning the recent brutality by security officers against Makerere University students protesting the 15 percent cumulative tuition increment. This followed a motion tabled by the Igara West MP, Raphael Magyezi. He urged parliament to make a statement condemning acts of …

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