Activists Slam Ugandan President's Vow to 'Hang a Few' Prisoners
Amnesty International says President Yoweri Museveni's vow to hang condemned prisoners is a threat to the country's decades of progress. This follows remarks by the president at a prison staff passing-out parade that he would change his Christian stance on the death penalty and "hang a few".
Monitor, 23 January 2018
President Museveni has asked judges to sentence killers to death upon conviction. Read more »
Monitor, 21 January 2018
Amnesty International, an international human rights body, has warned that President Museveni's vow to hung condemned prisoners is a threat to Uganda's "decades of progress". Read more »
Monitor, 19 January 2018
President Museveni has said he will order the hanging of prisoners on death row in a bid to curb rampant killings in the country. Read more »
President Yoweri Museveni tours low-cost housing units for prison staff.
Observer, 21 January 2018
Human rights activists have reacted angrily to President Museveni's intent to enforce the death penalty, more than two decades after the last execution. Read more »
Independent (Kampala), 18 January 2018
President Yoweri Museveni has warned that increasing crime will force him to revise his position on the death penalty. Read more »