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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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UHCR report faults police on kidnap cases of 2018

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Human Rights Commission-UHRC has faulted the Uganda Police Force over for alleged involvement in kidnaps and connivance with criminals. In their 21st Annual report of 2018 on the state of human rights, UHRC notes that alleged corruption by some Police officers, coupled with …

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Use of force is inevitable in policing – IGP

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola has justified the use of force by police personnel, which sometimes results in human rights violations. Ochola says in spite of interventions to completely eliminate cases of human rights violations, Police continues to operate under chaotic …

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UHRC calls for dialogue between UCC and Media

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Human Rights Commission is calling for dialogue to resolve the impasse between the Media and the Uganda Communications Commission-UCC. The impasse stems from a Wednesday directive in which Eng. Godfrey Mutabazi ordered 13 media companies to suspend 39 senior members of staff including …

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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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