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Parliament condemns brutality against Makerere University students

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has passed a motion condemning the recent brutality by security officers against Makerere University students protesting the 15 percent cumulative tuition increment. This followed a motion tabled by the Igara West MP, Raphael Magyezi. He urged parliament to make a statement condemning acts of …

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Reported torture in safe houses tarnishing country’s image- Katikiro

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Katikkiro of Buganda, Charles Peter Mayiga, has expressed concern over the allegations of torture in Safe Houses across the Country. According to Mayiga, the kidnap and torture of suspects is worrying since it doesn’t only violate human rights but also tarnishes Uganda’s image. Mayiga was …

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TORTURE: MP Nambooze sues government

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mukono Municipality Member of Parliament Betty Nambooze Bakireke has sued government for alleged torture during debate on the Constitutional Amendment Act 2018, which scrapped the presidential age limit. She has instituted a suit in the Civil Division of High Court through her lawyer; Erias Lukwago …

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Battered reuters journalist seeks UGX 100M compensation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | James Akena, a photo journalist with Reuters has dragged the Attorney General to court seeking damages because of torture by the military. Akena was battered by UPDF soldier down town Kampala on August 20, 2018 while covering protests. He appeared in a photo, which went …

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Parliament moves to investigate Lwamayuba, Kyengera safe houses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has directed the Human Rights Committee of parliament to investigate claims about the presence of safe houses in Lwamayuba and Kyengera where several Ugandans are reportedly tortured. She issued the directive after Latif Ssebaggala, the Kawempe North Member of Parliament …

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ANALYSIS: Torture in 2018

Justice Katureebe pain and Bobi Wine’s pockets Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Many Ugandans, including Chief Justice Bart Katureebe, agree that this year has been one of the worst for human rights violations. This year coincided with the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights but in Uganda, …

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Court rejects request for torture probe by Kirumira murder suspect

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Wakiso Grade One Magistrate Martin Kirya has rejected an application seeking investigations into the alleged torture of Abubaker Kalungi, the key suspect in the murder of former Buyende District Police Commander Muhammad Kirumira. Kalungi who had also used the same application to seek permission to …

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