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MP Ssewanyana complains of torture

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Makindye West Member of Parliament Allan Ssewanyanya, on Thursday attempted to undress to show torture marks inflicted on him allegedly by security personnel. Ssewanyana, currently on remand at Kigo prison on Thursday via zoom appeared before the Masaka High Court Judge Lawrence Tweyanze, seeking …

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Opposition calls for fresh investigation into human rights abuses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Shadow Cabinet has launched a fresh demand for investigations into the rights violations that characterized the 2021 general elections. Addressing their bi-monthly press conference, the Shadow Minister for Security, Derrick Nyeko said that in the absence of a conclusive investigation report on the violations that …

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Ssegirinya shows wounded foot in court

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Kawempe North MP Muhammad Ssegirinya has shown Buganda Road Magistrates Court wounds on his body shortly after denying new charges of inciting violence this morning. Ssegirinya has been arraigned before the court presided over by Grade One Magistrate Doreen Olga Karungi and charged …

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Victims of security brutality in Masaka struggle to get justice

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Victims who were brutalized by security personnel during the January general elections are struggling to get justice. Protests broke out in different parts of Masaka shortly after the Electoral Commission declared the incumbent President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni as the winner of the presidential elections with …

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Cameroon arrests five policemen over torture video

camera Younde, Cameroon | Xinhua | Five Cameroonian policemen have been arrested on suspicion of torture after a video was made public showing police officers torturing a detainee, according to a senior police officer. Cameroon’s police chief, Martin Mbarga Nguele said the five police officers were taken into custody and …

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Gov’t appeals against UGX75M court award to MP Francis Zaake

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Attorney General has appealed against an order directing the government to compensate Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament Francis Zaake with 75 million Shillings for the torture inflicted on him while in state custody. The order was issued by High Court Judge Esta Nambayo on …

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Kibwetere’s son arrested attempting to bury child alive

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Luwero district has preferred charges of torture and child neglect against a man who claims to be the son of Kanungu genocidaire Joseph Kibwetere. Juvenal Rugambwa, 57, a resident of Kilambula village in Zirobwe sub-county was arrested together with his wife Winnie Rugambwa, …

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Masaka murder suspects complain of torture in detention centres

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Suspects arrested in relation to the new spate of killings in the Masaka sub-region have pinned the security personnel for torturing them from the military detention where they were taken shortly after their arrest. The group was detained at Kasijjagirwa mechanized brigade based in Masaka. …

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