Torture widespread in Uganda, report says

According to the annual report of the Uganda Human Rights Commission, Uganda's security agencies regularly use torture in their operations. The report lists torture as the second highest violated human right (deprivation of personal liberty is the most violated right), and says that torture "is either presented as part of training, or a learned practice." On behalf of the UHRC, Nathan Byamukama has called for Uganda's constitution to be amended so that it is consistent with international human rights legislation. Listen to Byamukama's interview on BBC's Focus on Africa program here. BBC News has more. The UHRC report (not currently available online) contains allegations similar to those made by a recent Human Rights Watch report, available here.

 

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