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Human Rights Committee receives lukewarm reception in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Human Rights Committee of Parliament on Friday received a lukewarm reception in Gulu city. The committee led by chairperson Taaka Agnes was set up last month to probe rights violations during the general elections. They are supposed to interact with all presidential candidates, victims …

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MPs irked by undocumented human rights violations in Masaka

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Farouk Nyede, the Principal Human Rights Officer in charge of greater Masaka sub-region is on the sport for failing to document and violations that occurred in the area during the recent general election. Nyende was on Thursday appearing before the Human Rights Committee of Parliament …

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Museveni’s American dilemma

                   Eyes on new U.S. President Biden for review of Uganda relations amid human rights violations Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | Ned Price, the U.S State Department spokesperson, during a press briefing on Feb. 23 said  new U.S. President Joe Biden’s government would consider a range of options for …

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UN condemns attack on journalists by military

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  The United Nations High Commission on Human Rights has condemned the attack by the military on journalists and members of the National Unity Platform.  On Wednesday, former NUP presidential candidate Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert presented a petition on alleged human rights violations to the office of …

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49 jailed NUP supporters sue gov’t over gross rights abuses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 49 jailed supporters of National Unity Platform party have sued government and its three heads of security agencies over alleged gross human rights violations occasioned to them. The group has filed their suit in the Civil Division of High Court in Kampala through …

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East Africa Law Society condemns human rights violations in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The East African Law Society (EALS) has condemned the continued human rights violations ahead of this month’s general elections. EALS says that it is collecting evidence that will enable investigations into human rights violation and state of rule of law in Uganda ahead of the …

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Uganda responds to U.S. allegations of human rights violation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Government of Uganda has responded to allegations of United States Congressman Eliot Engel on human rights violations and attack on the independence of  the media, denying them and offering explanations that may help understand what the accusers might have got wrong. On 9th December …

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In Burundi, abuses persist in the shadows: rights groups

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Three years after fleeing persecution in Burundi for refuge in Tanzania, Jean Magorwa returned home, lured by assurances of peace and reconciliation. His family have not heard from him since, and are convinced he is dead. Rights groups say Magorwa is a victim of the political …

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