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Lawyers ask court to allow ACTV examine torture of terror suspects

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lawyers representing 15 terror suspects have asked Buganda Road Magistrates Court to allow the doctors from the African Centre for Rehabilitation of Torture Victims to access the prisons and examine the health status of the suspects. The suspects include money operators Yusuf Muwonge alias Hamza …

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CID probes UPDF captain for hiring guards to torture builders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The general crimes department in the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) is investigating Captain Lillian Namara from the Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF for allegedly hiring private guards from Arrow security to abduct and torture her builders. CID Spokesperson Charles Twine, says that the general crimes team …

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US pins CMI boss for torturing gov’t critics

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Maj Gen Abel Kandiho, the commander of Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI), has been personally involved in the abduction and torture of government critics. This is according to the United States Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control-OFAC. Gen Kandiho was on Tuesday …

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Man sues deputy speaker Among over alleged torture

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A real estate broker has sued the Deputy Speaker of Parliament Anita Among, seeking to be compensated for the alleged torture inflicted on him reportedly by her agents. In the application filed before the Civil Division of the High Court in Kampala, the broker identified …

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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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