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4 Journalists Arrested As Police Battle Musician over Copyright Infringement

Kampala, Four journalists and a local artist were on 18th Jan/2016, arrested and detained at Jinja Road police in Kampala for over seven hours. Eddie Muhumuza of Hub for Investigative Media (HIM), Kenson Bugembe and Mohamed Safe from Uganda Media Center, were arrested for taking pictures of, Kaweesa Richard as he demanded payment of 52 million Uganda shillings for his ...

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Human Rights “NGO OPERATIONS GROUNDED” Staff Serve Under Continuous Threats

Soroti- Soroti Development Association and NGOs network (SODANN), human rights NGO, at the peak of closing down following continuous threat to the lives of its staff an official has revealed. According to the Daily Monitor, Mr Emmanuel Ogaram, a human rights monitor at SODANN, said since gunmen came to their offices last year looking for the coordinator, their operations have been ...

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A Rural Human Rights Defender in A World Of Their Own

The recognition given to human rights by various organizations including United Nations is undoubtedly significant. However, experiences of those involved in the process of advancing this cause may remain untold for a time to come. Chatting with one of the Ugandan rural human rights defender gives an interesting overview of the challenges faced at various levels. Although the commendation of ...

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Arbitrary Arrests and Excessive use of force Rocks Uganda Election Platform-Amnesty

Ugandan police have arbitrarily arrested political opposition leaders and used excessive force to disperse peaceful political gatherings, hindering the ability of Ugandans to receive information and engage with politicians in the lead-up to elections, a new Amnesty International report launched in Kampala today has found. Based on 88 interviews including with torture victims, eyewitnesses and senior police officers, as well ...

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Uganda Police on Spotlight as TV Journalist is Shot

A journalist working with Delta TV has been rushed to Mulago Hospital after he was shot by police during a scuffle in which Kampala Lord Mayor Lukwago was arrested. The journalist was following moments of Kampala’s Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago’s woes with police who had earlier camped at his home base a head of his nomination plans. Lukwago who had ...

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Preach Against Gender Based Violenc, Church Leaders Told

Campaigners against gender based violence have underscored the need for increased involvement of religious leaders in the fight against the vice. This comes as Uganda prepares to mark the 16 days of activism against gender based violence later this month. Gender officer of Trocaire, an Irish NGO, Doreen Ayebare says these have great influence and given their big following can ...

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Wrangles: Man Stabs Woman to Death

Police in Nwoya District is hunting for a man who allegedly stubbed a woman to death using a spear. According to Geoffrey Onekalit the LCIII Chairperson Alero Sub County, the suspect only identified as Charles Obur is on the run after reportedly stubbing Betty Auma. Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa region Police spokesperson, confirmed the incident, adding that the suspect ...

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Soroti Development Association Loses Million of Shillings to Suspected Thugs

Suspected thugs have invaded the office of a human rights organisation ‘Soroti Development Association’ walking away with property worth million of shillings besides documented reports on human rights violations. In a news release by Frontline Defenders International, a Human Rights Defenders Organisation based in Dublin, Ireland revealed the Omiat Moses, the Coordinator, Soroti Development Association and NGO Network -SODANN  was informed by one Ogaram ...

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Gulu Prisoners Who Died in Custody was Tortured –New Report

Human Right Focus, a non-governmental organisation advancing for the rights of Ugandan especially in Northern Uganda has today release an independent postmortem report carried out on behalf of the family of Brian Opiyo who was reportedly assaulted by his fellow inmates to death while at Gulu Central Prison. According to Human Right Focus the postmortem report reveals that Kau died ...

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Northern Uganda Missing Children Parents Calls on Government Support

  Northern Uganda has joined the rest of the world to mark the International Day of the Disappeared, for the two decade war under LRA rebels hundreds of children were abducted in an insurgency that started way back in 1987. The occasion witnessed parents and victims match in the streets of Kitgum town as they urged government to continue with ...

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