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American couple ordered to pay Shs100m over torture

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  The High court has ordered an American couple to compensate a child they tortured with Shs 100 million. The couple; Mackenzie Leigh and her husband Nicholas Scott Spencer pleaded guilty to intentionally inflicting physical and mental pain and suffering on a 10-year-old HIV-positive fostered son whose …

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UPDF officer accused of torturing civilians bailed

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Fourth Infantry Division Court Martial in Gulu City has granted bail to Maj. Travers Kibuuka, the embattled former 2nd in command of the UPDF 71st battalion accused of torturing civilians. The army disciplinary court charged Maj. Kibuuka 38 of two counts of assault and …

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Why torture persists despite efforts to end it

NEWS ANALYSIS  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The perpetual nature of the acts of torture in Uganda remains a puzzle as Uganda joins the rest of the World to mark the International Day in support of Torture survivors. Numerous Ugandans have experienced torture despite the 1995 Constitution guaranteeing the freedom from …

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Woman detained over child torture

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kira Division Police is holding a mother accused of burning her one and half-year-old child citing frustration over her father’s absence and lack of support. Luke Owoyesigyire, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Deputy Public Relations Officer identifies the suspect as Nancy Amusolo, a resident of Bulindo …

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Security forces in Moroto accused of extortion, torture

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Moroto Municipality have accused the security forces of extorting money and torture during the night cordon and search operations. On Wednesday, the forces comprising police and UPDF conducted a cordon and search operation within the municipality following complaints from residents about the resurgence …

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Stepmother arrested over death of 3-year-old boy

Kagadi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Yustin Nyiraziboneye, 37, a resident of Buhumuliro village in Kinyarwanda parish, Rutete sub-county, Kagadi district is in trouble for allegedly torturing her stepson to death. She reportedly tortured 3-year-old James Maniroho around 12pm on Monday. It all started when Nyirazinoneye’s husband Emmanuel Rulateze left her …

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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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