Uganda MPs have clashed over a report by an ad-hoc committee that investigated reports of brutality during the Arua by-election, accusing security operatives of torturing opposition legislators and their supporters.
Tempers Flare As MPs Debate Torture
Monitor, 6 September 2018
Parliament was yesterday locked in debate as lawmakers clashed over a report by an ad hoc committee that investigated the brutality from the Arua by-election and blamed security… Read more »
Ugandan soldiers beating up Reuters photojournalist James Akena as he covered the protests over the detention of several Opposition MPs in Kampala.
Stop Misusing the Word Torture, Says Museveni
Monitor, 5 September 2018
President Museveni has advised Speaker Rebecca Kadaga to wait for the outcome of ongoing investigations before demanding the arrest of security operatives who allegedly tortured… Read more »
Government Officials Should Not Defend Torturers
Security minister Gen Elly Tumwine should be the last person to justify the torture of Ugandans. But sadly, at yesterday's briefing, he did exactly that at the Media Centre in… Read more »
'We Don't Torture Like That,' Army Responds to Bobi Wine Torture Allegations
Monitor, 4 September 2018
Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) has responded to torture allegations raised by Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi popularly known as Bobi Wine after his arrest on August 13. Read more »
Torture of Bobi Wine, Zaake Nullifies Prosecution's Case Against Them
Monitor, 2 September 2018
Anyone who knows President Museveni can tell that the events surrounding the violence in Arua have made him hot under the collar. A man known for keeping cool under pressure has… Read more »
Musician-turned-politician Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, has posted on Facebook that troops tortured him in detention, and spared "no part of my body". Bobi Wine ... Read more »
The growing popularity of MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine and the reaction from Yoweri Museveni's government - police beatings, arrests, protests following a social media tax, ... Read more »
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