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Bobi Wine’s future after Arua torture

Museveni, Besigye’s politics will determine next move Kampala, Uganda | GAAKI KIGAMBO | When first term lawmaker Kyagulanyi Robert Sentamu, best known by his artistic moniker Bobi Wine, headed to Uganda’s north-westerly town of Arua on Aug.12 to stump for his choice of candidate in a by-election, only a super psychic …

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Bobi Wine’s torture

How `people power’ hit national stage with protests Kampala, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA | As he left the Chief Magistrate’s court in Gulu on Aug.16, Arua Municipality MP-elect Kassiano Ezati Wadri , chanted, “We shall overcome, We shall overcome” as a group of people peeping through the court’s wire mesh fence …

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YEAR ENDER REVIEW: Nalufenya is code for torture

YEAR IN REVIEW: May 2017 Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Today, when many Ugandans hear the word ‘Nalufenya’, torture is what quickly comes to mind. Nalufenya – the special investigations center of the police is located at the River Nile breach crossing in Jinja, eastern Uganda. It mostly handles suspects …

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UN expert says Guantanamo torture continuing

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The UN’s top expert on torture on Wednesday said reports from sources indicated at least one inmate was still being tortured at the US detention centre in Guantanamo Bay and reiterated his request to visit. Nils Melzer, the UN special rapporteur on torture, said he had …

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Police issue hotline for reporting torture

THIS WEEK: As the uproar over torture in the country rages on, Police have issued a hotline where citizens can report any incident of torture being perpetrated by police on civilians. Those who witness torture can call 112. During a briefing at Police headquarters in Naguru, spokesperson Asan Kasingye said …

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Kamwenge Mayor torture suspects granted bail

Buganda Road Court Chief Magistrate Jamson Karemani has granted bail to four police officers accused of torturing  and causing harm to the Kamwenge District  Mayor Geoffrey Byamukama. The Magistrate ordered D/ASP Patrick Muramira and D/ASP FredTumuhairwe to pay sh2 million each  while  Habib Roma and Ben Odeke  have been each …

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Four police officers charged over torture of Kamwenge Mayor

Four police officers have been charged and remanded to Luzira Prison for the alleged torture and causing of grievous harm to Kamwenge District Mayor Goeffrey Byamukama. The mayor had been arrested from the Ministry of Lands office in Kampala in connection with the murder of AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi. The …

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VIDEO: Nalufenya torture report out

VIDEO: Nalufenya torture report out In an attempt to get to the bottom of torture allegations in the country, the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights has finally presented its findings about Nalufenya Police Station in Jinja district. Presenting the report to parliament chaired by Speaker Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga, the committee head …

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President Museveni speaks out against torture

President Yoweri Museveni has written to Uganda’s security and law enforcement chiefs warning that torture does not work in the fight against crime, and should be stopped, if it is happening. “The use of torture is unnecessary and wrong and must not be used again if it was being used …

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VIDEO: Police denies torturing Kaweesi murder suspects

VIDEO: Police denies torturing Kaweesi murder suspects The Police has responded to allegations that it tortured the thirteen men accused of murdering Assistant Inspector General of Police Andrew Felix Kaweesi. Police spokesperson Assan Kasingye says these are false allegations arguing that the facility at Nalufenya is well regulated and conforms …

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