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Former FDC leader Besigye summoned

Court has issued criminal summons against former FDC leader Dr. Kiiza Besigye. This is after he failed to appear before Buganda Road Court on charges of inciting violence. Prosecution alleges that on the 20th of June 2013, Besigye and 14 others in various part of the country made statements meant to incite violence. Prosecution led …

Local coalition on ICC condemns Kenya

The Uganda Coalition on the International Criminal Court (ICC) has spoken out on the Kenya’s planned withdraw. On Thursday, Kenya’s parliament passed a motion calling for the country to withdraw from the ICC. However, the coalition on ICC says Kenya’s decision undermines the promotion of human rights in the region. Addressing journalists this morning, the …

Another knock-out for rebel MPs

All is not well with the NRM rebel MPs. The Constitutional Court has dismissed their application seeking to stay the execution of today’s ruling. This comes just hours after four out of the five justices ruled that the MPs be thrown out of parliament temporarily pending determination of the main petition filed by their party. …

Sensitize masses on shoot-to-kill

UHRC chairperson Meddy Kaggwa

The Shoot-to Kill order need to be well understood before it can be implemented. The Uganda Human Rights Commission is asking the police force to carry out massive sensitization of its officers and citizens regarding the shoot-to-kill order issued recently. The police force recently issued the order to have suspected robbers shot on sight. However, …

Parliament honors Kariisa

A somber mood continues to engulf parliament as the body of the late Kariisa Arinaitwe lies in state. The body has now been moved inside the chambers of parliament for MPs to pay tribute. First to lay a wreath was the Deputy speaker of parliament Jacob Oulanyah, followed by the Third Deputy Prime Minister Moses …