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Why US sanctioned Uganda’s ex-police boss Kayihura

  Washington, United States | AFP |  The US government announced sanctions against Uganda’s once-powerful police chief on Friday, citing evidence of corruption and human rights abuses including torture. The agencies said there was credible information that Kale Kayihura was involved in “torture and/or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or …

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ANALYSIS: Police on torture

Why activists say IGP Ochola’s latest order is a joke Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | At a recent event organized in Kampala to commemorate the international day in support of torture victims, Mario Obiga Kania, the State Minister for Internal Affairs asked several uniformed police officers in attendance to …

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THIS WEEK: Lawyers call for closure of Nalufenya

THIS WEEK: Lawyers call for closure of Nalufenya Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lawyers under their umbrella, Uganda Law Society launched their quarterly report on the state of the rule of law in the country on Mar.21 where they called on the new police leadership to close a police dentention …

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YEAR ENDER REVIEW: Nalufenya is code for torture

YEAR IN REVIEW: May 2017 Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Today, when many Ugandans hear the word ‘Nalufenya’, torture is what quickly comes to mind. Nalufenya – the special investigations center of the police is located at the River Nile breach crossing in Jinja, eastern Uganda. It mostly handles suspects …

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ANALYSIS: Nalufenya torture

After mayor released quietly, 21 victims accuse security Kampala, Uganda | HAGGAI MATSIKO | The ping pong being played by security authorities in handling the case involving over 20 suspects charged with the murder of AIGP Felix Kaweesi, his body guard and driver, has renewed concerns of human rights observers. …

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THIS WEEK: Tortured Kamwenge mayor released on bond

THIS WEEK: Tortured Kamwenge mayor released on bond Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tortured Kamwenge mayor Godfrey Byamukama was last week released on police bond. Byamukama who was arrested at the Land Ministry offices in Kampala was suspected to have been involved in the murder of Assistant Inspector General of …

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THIS WEEK: FDC supporters freed

THIS WEEK: FDC supporters accused of holding unlawful assemblies freed 56 supporters of the opposition Forum for Democratic Change Party – FDC were arrested on July 19 and released two days later. The group had been detained at Nalufenya—a police facility recently branded torture chambers for allegedly holding unlawful assemblies. …

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Court sets July 10 to hear Nalufenya torture case

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | ​The High Court in Kampala has set July 10, 2017 for hearing of an application in which 19 people arrested in connection with the murder of former Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Andrew Felix Kaweesi seek medical examination and compensation over torture. The suspects had appeared before the …

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