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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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Increasing torture in detention cases

Why accused security institutions shouldn’t use public relation stunts and or window dressing  COMMENT | OLIVIA NAKAWOMBE | In the recent past the media has been awash with distressing and extremely depressing pictures and video footage of tortured victims. One of the trending videos on social media shows a one …

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Opposition motion to censure me is a mistake: Gen Muhwezi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security Minister Maj. Gen (Rtd) Jim Muhwezi has described the move by the Opposition Members of Parliament to censure him from office as a mistake. Opposition legislators are currently collecting signatures to censure Muhwezi for allegedly neglecting his responsibility in the wake of widespread incidents of …

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Novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija arrives in Germany

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Satirical novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija who fled Uganda days after he was released from detention has arrived and settled in Germany. Kakwenza is now hosted by the Germany Pen Centre, a global association of writers campaigning for freedom of speech and expression. Kakwenza fled Uganda on February …

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81 MPs append signature on Muhwezi censure motion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 81 Members of Parliament have so far signed the motion to censure the Minister of Security, Maj. Gen. Jim Muhwezi. The Opposition wants to censure the minister for allegedly abdicating responsibility in the face of torture of Ugandans by security officers. However, with two days …

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Sixty MPs append signatures on Muhwezi censure motion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sixty Opposition legislators have so far signed a motion seeking to censure the Minister of Security, Maj. Gen. Jim Muhwezi for allegedly abdicating responsibility in the face of torture of Ugandans by security officers. Joyce Bagala, the Shadow Minister of Information and Anti-Corruption revealed the …

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Hundreds commemorate St. Janani Luwum day in Kitgum

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government and religious leaders were noticeably silent on commenting directly on present day cases of human rights abuses, as Uganda commemorated one of the biggest critics and victims of torture – Archbishop Janani Luwum. Luwum, the former Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Uganda, …

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Bobi Wine wants EU to act on Museveni

Urges them to stop associating with `dictators’ Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | “The torture in my country does not just need EU to issue a statement but to do more….” That was part of the speech that the leader of the opposition National Unity Platform (NUP),  Robert ssentamu Kyagulanyi …

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Doctors demand unrestricted access to torture victims in custody

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Medical Association-UMA have asked the government to grant them unrestricted and timely access to torture victims in detention facilities to save their lives. The Association officials were responding to recent incidents of torture involving physical bodily harm of sarcastic Pen Award Author, Kakwenza Rukirabashaija …

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