What happens when those meant to protect us harm us?

Do you remember Eric Mutasiga, a headteacher who was shot by the Local Defense Units (LDUs) in Mukono during the Covid-19 lockdown? His crime was defending a ‘chapati guy' (name withheld) one of his employees working at a chapati stall right in front of Eric’s retail shop where he earned his supplementary income to fend […]

UGANDAN SECURITY PERSONNEL CONTINUE TO BRUTALIZE CITIZENS AMIDST THE COVID19 LOCKDOWN

As the COVID19 lockdown continues in Uganda, the abuse of human rights and brutal treatment of citizens intensifies. Throughout this week, we have observed several human rights defenders and other citizens arrested and brutalized by security personnel.  Our chapter members in Isingiro district, Western Uganda were unlawfully arrested and asked to pay money in order […]

OUR RAPID RESPONSE NETWORK IS FAST GROWING

Over the years the rampant abuse of Civil and political rights has become the middle name of Uganda. Most of the previous regimes in Uganda had been characterized by gross human rights violations that had not been redressed. When the NRM came into power, Ugandans were hopeful that their rights would be respected as the […]