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President Museveni calls for mandatory death penalty of rapists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has asked judicial officers to impose the death penalty on people found guilty of raping women, killing others, and those who destroy property while rioting. This is among the five elements that he wants the Judiciary to focus on for the development …

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Activists urge government to abolish death penalty

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Former death inmates and human rights activists have renewed their calls to the government to abolish the death penalty. The activists argue that the death penalty does not accord the convicts chance to reform or be rehabilitated compared to jail time. Justine Nankya who spent …

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Parliament enacts law against human sacrifice

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has passed the Prevention and Prohibition of Human Sacrifice Bill, 2020, which provides the death penalty or life imprisonment for any person involved in human sacrifice. The Ayivu County MP, Bernard Atiku tabled the private member’s Bill whose object is to provide for the offence …

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President Museveni warns on death penalty

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has warned that increasing crime will force him to revise his position on the death penalty. Museveni said he has not been assenting to hanging of convicts because of his Christian background but being lenient is causing Ugandans to think they …

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