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Mukono residents brutalized by LDUs struggle to access treatment

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Mukono who were brutalized by security personnel enforcing the curfew are struggling to access treatment. The curfew was declared by President Yoweri Museveni almost a week ago as a measure to control the movement of people at a time the country is battling …

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12 police officers arrested for alleged torture in Lango

Lango, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 12 police officers have been arrested in Lango sub-region for allegedly torturing and extorting money from civilians during the implementation of the curfew. Three officers arrested from Otuke district include the OC Station Ogwete Police outpost Julius Ocen, Patrick Ameny and constable Boniface Owiny. …

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Enforcement of COVID-19 curfew provokes war memories in Acholi

Acholi, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The brutal enforcement of the 14 days’ curfew in Uganda has provoked memories of the over two-decade armed conflict between Government and rebels in the Acholi sub-region. This follows incidences of torture, looting and beating by Local Defense Unit (LDUs) and Police backed by Uganda …

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Lack of protective equipment worry security personnel in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lack of personal protective equipment is worrying security personnel enforcing public guidelines against COVID-19 in Gulu. Hundreds of armed police officers backed by Local Defense Units (LDU) personnel and Uganda People’s Defense Force – UPDF are enforcing the 14-days curfew to combat the pandemic …

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14 security officers arrested for excessive use of force

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A joint security task team of senior UPDF and UPF officers is investigating the alleged aggravated torture of several women and a few men who were being accused of flouting curfew orders and the ban on public spaces. The incident occurred on the 2nd /4/2020, …

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Curfew: 14 year old girl shot in Kapchorwa

Kapchorwa, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | A teenage girl is battling for her life at Mbale Regional Referral Hospital after being shot in the neck in an operation involving Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF and Local Defense Unit personnel in Kapchorwa district. The injured is Sandra Chemutai, a resident of Litei …

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Police officer in Mukono arrested for assaulting journalist

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A police officer attached to Buziranjovu police post in Mukono district has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a journalist. David Musisi Karyankolo working for Bukedde television in Mukono district is admitted at Herona Hospital in a coma after he was severely beaten on Thursday …

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UPDF cautions public against masqueraders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defence Forces –UPDF has cautioned the public against individuals masquerading as security officers enforcing curfew and other Covid-19 guidelines. Brig Richard Karemire, UPDF and Defence ministry spokesperson said it has come to the attention of the security agencies that individuals disguising …

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