10 police officers held for ‘torturing’ women over breaking curfew

A Uganda court on Tuesday charged 10 police officers with “aggravated torture” for allegedly forcing dozens of women to rub mud on their genitals as punishment for breaking a coronavirus curfew. The incident took place on April 2 in the northern town of Elegu, on the border with South Sudan, the day after a nighttime […]

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Uganda’s Constitutional Court has nullified section 8 of the Public Order Management Act, 2013

Uganda’s Constitutional Court has nullified section 8 of the Public Order Management Act, 2013 in a 4-1 Decision. The Court Further declared that all acts done under the law are null and void. Find the judgement document in the File manager section. Source

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Media rights groups condemn torture, detention of journalists in Uganda

Following the arrests and torture of some journalists in Uganda recently, many media rights groups have come out to denounce the growing harassment of the media and a “climate of fear” created by security agencies. The recent arrests and torture of several reporters and photographers in Arua and Kampala respectively highlight a disturbing trend towards […]

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Uganda demands financial records, donor lists of NGOs

KAMPALA (Reuters) – Non-governmental organizations in Uganda have been told to submit financial information including budgets and donor lists to the authorities, an official told Reuters on Thursday, in a move rights groups said was another attempt to muzzle criticism. The government of veteran leader President Yoweri Museveni, 74, has long chafed at criticism from […]

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Ugandan academic Stella Nyanzi jailed for ‘harassing’ Museveni

A prominent Ugandan academic has bared her breasts and screamed obscenities in protest as a magistrate sentenced her to 18 months’ prison on controversial charges of “harassing” President Yoweri Museveni. The verdict against Stella Nyanzi on Friday drew the ire of rights activists who accused the government of using laws about electronic communications to stifle […]

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Ugandan journalists badly beaten by soldiers

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the brutal methods that Ugandan soldiers used against journalists covering demonstrations in Kampala on 20 August, and calls on the authorities to ensure that this violence does not go unpunished. The photos and videos posted by media outlets show the level of force used. Reutersphotojournalist James Akena can be see […]

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