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UPDF on the spot for torturing suspect to death

Napak, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The community in Komutunyuro village in Poron sub-county, Napak district have accused UPDF soldiers of arresting and torturing a suspect to death and later partly burying him without the knowledge of family members. Paul Longole, 38, a father of five children was arrested on 7th …

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Congolese refugees in Kisoro decry physical, sexual abuse

Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Congolese refugees who fled to Uganda following fighting between M23 rebels and the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) in Rutshuru territory, have expressed concern over the rising cases of Gender-Based Violence-GBV. Fighting broke out last month after rebels attacked and captured …

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Prime suspect in torture of plumber arrested

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police Crime Intelligence have arrested the alleged prime suspect behind the torture and burning of a man that was recently captured in a video. Police launched a manhunt for unknown people who were captured in a video torturing a man by burning his back …

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Police hunt for assailants behind plumber’s torture

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have launched a manhunt for unknown people captured in a video torturing a man by burning his back with melting plastic after tying his hands and legs. Police swung into action when the video went viral on social media over the weekend showing a group …

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MPs task security minister to produce missing people

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Human Rights Committee have directed the Minister of Security, Jim Muhwezi to produce seven people who have been reported missing since 2020. Muhwezi on Thursday appeared before the committee which is currently inquiring into the torture of suspects by security …

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Kakwenza petitions East African Court over human rights violations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Satirical novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija has petitioned the East African Court of Justice over allegations of torture by security in Uganda. Last month, Kakwenza fled the country after he was denied his passport by the court. Kakwenza was arrested on December 28, 2021, from his home …

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UHRC asked to name perpetrators of torture

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) has been given a week to present names of perpetrators and victims of human rights violations. This followed concerns by Members of Parliament on the Committee of Human Rights that the Commission provided inadequate information which does not meet …

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MPs to visit detention facilities to probe torture allegations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament sitting on the Human Rights Committee intend to visit all government detention facilities in order to investigate allegations of gross human rights violation. The Committee chairperson, Fox Odoi Oywelowo on Thursday, 24 February 2022 informed the officials from Uganda Prisons Service of the …

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Muhwezi censure motion collapses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The censure motion against security minister, Maj. Gen. Jim Muhwezi has collapsed with only 88 MPs out of the required 176 signing the motion. The Opposition sought to censure the minister for allegedly abdicating responsibility in the face of torture of Ugandans by security officers, detention …

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