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MPs task Human Rights Commission on re-arrest of suspects

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament sitting on the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee have criticised the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) for not taking action against security operatives who defy Court to re-arrest suspects released on bail. Officials from UHRC were today appearing before the committee chaired …

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‘Free Red Pepper editors’

Pressure mounts on government over closure of spicy tabloid Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | Newspapers, human rights organisations and civil society groups have condemned the arrest of the five directors and three editors of Red Pepper as a blatant attack on press freedom in Uganda. The Committee to Protect Journalists …

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ANALYSIS: Nalufenya torture

After mayor released quietly, 21 victims accuse security Kampala, Uganda | HAGGAI MATSIKO | The ping pong being played by security authorities in handling the case involving over 20 suspects charged with the murder of AIGP Felix Kaweesi, his body guard and driver, has renewed concerns of human rights observers. …

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Rights Body investigates Kasese clashes

Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) has commenced investigations into the killings in Kasese that claimed over 60 people. UHRC issued a statement saying it will make public its findings as per a directive from the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga. The commission sent a team to Kasese on Nov 29 …

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