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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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Amuriat promises to end brutality against fishermen on Lake Kyoga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Change presidential candidate Patrick Oboi Amuriat has promised to end brutality against fishermen. He also said that he will hand over management of Lake Kyoga to residents of Nakasongola district. Recently government lifted the fishing ban on Lake Kyoga exciting fishermen …

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State brutality is a sign of fear – Bishop Bakubanja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cornelius Kateregga Bakubanja, the Bishop of the Orthodox Anglican Church in Uganda has said that violence and brutality meted against opposition politicians and other citizens ahead of the 2021 elections is a sign of fear by the state. Bishop Bakubanja referred to biblical events that …

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UYD petitions Speaker, IGP over brutality

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Young Democrats (UYD) have resolved to petition the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga over the brutality by security personnel. They have said that they will also petition the Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola and the Chief of Defense Staff Gen. David …

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Nancy Kalembe rallies mothers to protest against police brutality

Soroti, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Independent Presidential Candidate Nancy Kalembe has asked women to speak out against the brutality of unarmed civilians.  Kalembe who was canvassing for votes in Teso Sub Region on Friday called upon mothers to take part in non-violent protests to demand justice and a free and …

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Religious leaders ask security personnel to refrain from acts of brutality

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Religious leaders under their umbrella, the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda- IRCU have asked security personnel from to refrain from acts of brutality. Addressing the media on Wednesday in Mbarara, Joshua Kitakule, the Secretary-General IRCU said as the country is trying to avoid incidents of electoral …

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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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