Uganda's Human Rights Commission to Probe Abductions, Arrests

The Chairperson of the Uganda Human Rights Commission Mariam Wangadya - in a speech during the celebration of the International Human Rights day - said the her committee is carrying out investigations of the alleged ongoing abductions of Ugandans. Wangadya committed to promoting and creating awareness for human rights in Uganda through the investigations, that are ongoing in different parts of the country.

Meanwhile, environmentalists are urging the police to unconditionally release activists who were arrested for holding a peaceful demonstration against the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP).

Activists across different parts of the country described the arrest of their colleagues as cowardly and promised to do everything possible to have them released. They vowed to continue with their protests against the construction of the pipeline.

In March, 2022, Human Rights Watch in a report, accused the Ugandan government of failing to hold to account security officials, who unlawfully detained and tortured hundreds of government critics, opposition supporters, peaceful protesters, and others.

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