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Activists call for measures to combat child neglect

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Rights activists have called for stringent measures to safeguard children against neglect. In Gulu, the number of children being neglected by their parents is on the raising concerns among the public and rights activists that local law enforcement authorities and police are failing to contain …

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Human Rights Commission condemns brutality at Makerere

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) has condemned the recent human rights violations at Makerere University by the military. This follows the brutal crackdown on student’s protest against the 15 percent tuition and functional fees increment that started on October 22, 2019. Heavily armed …

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UHRC investigates police in Kotido over mismanaging defilement case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Human Rights Commission is investigating the police in Kotido for mismanaging a defilement case. In August, Phillip Lomongin, the LCI chairperson of Kanayete village in Kotido sub county reported a defilement case involving a six-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy to the police …

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Activists launch campaign to document torture cases

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Youth Activists have launched a campaign to document torture cases in the country. Dubbed “Speak Up against Torture Black Book” the campaign was launched on Thursday at Emerald Hotel. The activists are organized under the Alternative Social Movement, the Red Top Brigade Movement, Jobless …

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UHRC awards UGX 19 million to torture victims

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Human Rights Commission has ordered government to pay 19 million shillings in compensation to four people tortured by police officers. The victims are Abraham Emuwat, Lucy Apiya, Okwao Justine and Joseph Okanya all residents of Ogosoi village Mukongoro sub county Kumi district. It’s …

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Political Parties urged not to lock Independents out

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University Don Dr Simba Sallie Kayunga has urged political parties not to frustrate independent candidates by locking them out of political processes. Dr, observes that independent candidates have played a key role in setting Uganda’s political agenda, under Uganda’s multi-party dispensation. He adds …

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UHRC faulted for failing to investigate alleged torture in safe houses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Human Rights Committee have faulted the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) for not investigating torture allegations in suspected safe houses. Officials from UHRC led by the Chairman Meddie Kaggwa on Wednesday appeared before the committee chaired by Buvuma Woman …

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ANALYSIS: Police on torture

Why activists say IGP Ochola’s latest order is a joke Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | At a recent event organized in Kampala to commemorate the international day in support of torture victims, Mario Obiga Kania, the State Minister for Internal Affairs asked several uniformed police officers in attendance to …

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Govt tasked to clear compensation to torture victims

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) has expressed dismay over the failure by the government to clear compensation to victims of torture. The pending compensation is now valued at 5 billion Uganda Shillings. The Chairman of the Uganda Human Rights Commission Meddie Sozzi Kaggwa says …

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