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Minister Muhwezi faces censure over torture

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | History is set to repeat itself as the Opposition in Parliament start a process seeking to censure the Minister of Security, Maj. Gen. Jim Muhwezi for abdicating responsibility in the face of torture of Ugandans by security operatives, which President Museveni himself has repeatedly condemned. …

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Parliament to investigate human rights violations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker Anita Among has directed the Committee on Human Rights to investigate the alleged human rights violations by security operatives. On 03 February 2022, Opposition Members of Parliament led by the Leader of Opposition, Mathias Mpuuga walked out of Parliament protesting what they …

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Kasese NUP registrar sues ex-CMI director over torture

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The registrar of the National Unity Platform in Kasese district, Samuel Busindi Masereka is seeking to hold the former Director of Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence, Maj Gen. Abel Kandiho personally liable for torture inflicted on him while in custody. Masereka, whose rotting feet photos have …

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EU calls for thorough probe into torture cases in Uganda

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The European Union-EU Delegation in Uganda has called for a comprehensive investigation into the persistent torture cases and other human rights violations in the country. This is carried in a statement issued on Monday by the EU Delegation together with the diplomatic missions …

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Opposition MPs protest continued violation of human rights

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of the Opposition in Parliament protested the continued violation of rights of Ugandans by staging a walkout from the plenary session. The MPs led by the Leader of the Opposition, Mathias Mpuuga, on Thursday, 03 February 2022 asked the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among …

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Uganda must do more to combat impunity, deliver justice to victims

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The International Center for Transitional Justice-ICTJ has urged the government to implement the recommendation of the Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review. “The Universal Periodic Review serves as a rare occasion for the government to reflect on its human rights record and its obligations under …

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Release Novelist Kakwenza now – East Africa Law Society

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | The East Africa Law Society (EALS) has added its voice imploring the government to unconditionally release  Kakwenza Rukirabashaija, a Ugandan author and rights activist who is being detained reportedly for offensive communication. He is yet to appear in any court. In a press statement …

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Activists blocked from petitioning UHRC over Kakwenza’s detention

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police on Thursday blocked a group of human rights activists who were planning to petition the Uganda Human Rights Commission over the continued detention of novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija. Kakwenza was arrested from his home in Kisaasi, Kampala by armed security personnel last week. Although …

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