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Woman arrested over torture of 5 year old boy

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Mbale city has arrested a 30-year-old woman for assaulting and torturing a minor. Sarah Namboze was arrested by police on Thursday in Northern Division, Mbale city. It is alleged that Namboze was denying the 5-year-old food and often mistreating him. Rogers Taitika, Elgon …

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My son’s arrest worsened his health: Nadduli

Nakaseke, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Abdul Nadduli, the former Luwero district chairman has blamed the death of his son on torture by security agencies. Jakana Nadduli, 37, died at around 1:30 am on Monday on his way to Orient clinic in Wobulenzi town. Speaking to the media on Monday afternoon, …

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Jamil Mukulu petitions court to stop trial

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Jamil Mukulu, the alleged leader of the rebel Allied Democratic Forces-ADF has petitioned the International Crimes Division of the High Court to stop his trial for terrorism on grounds of torture. Mukulu filed his petition together with his co-accused Muhammed Matovu and Omar Abdallah Mutuka, on …

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FOOD: Three parents held for torturing children in Northern Uganda

Apac, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three parents in Apac district are in police custody for torturing their children over food. The suspects are Kenneth Okello, Nelson Ogwang, and his wife Collin Aol. Kenneth Okello, a resident of Ajodoko ‘B’ cell, Alworoceng parish is accused of burning his six-year-old son, …

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Two arrested for dropping coffin at Saudi Arabian Embassy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have arrested two members of Torture Survivors Movement Uganda after dropping a coffin at the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Kampala, while protesting the continued torture and killings of Ugandan migrant workers in the Middle East. The protest on Tuesday, followed the reported cases …

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Businessman appeals against dismissal of torture case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Businessman Francis Matovu commonly known as Butto has raised seven grounds in his appeal against the High Court’s decision to dismiss his torture case against the government and Speaker of Parliament Anita Among. In his appeal filed on Thursday in the Court of Appeal in Kampala, …

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We were tortured to pin MPs Ssegirinya, Ssewanyana: Suspects

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five suspects who were jointly charged with Members of Parliament Muhammad Ssegirinya and Allan Ssewanyana have said that they were tortured to implicate the MPs on charges of murder and terrorism. The suspects revealed this on Thursday while appearing before the court presided over by Lady …

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Karamojong women decry torture by security forces, rustlers

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Women in Karamoja are decrying torture at the hands of both the joint security forces and the Karamojong warriors in the ongoing disarmament exercise. The women claim that security forces often torture them on grounds that they conceal information about armed warriors while the warriors …

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