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Threats to freedoms of association for organisations working in refugee settlements by Prime Minister's Office

Over 50 civic society organizations are unwarrantedly accused of illegally operating in refugee settlements by the Prime Minister's Office.
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Attacks on political activists' right freedom of peaceful assembly

11 July 2020 KAMPALA, UGANDA - According to news outlets, police in Uganda used tear gas to break up a crowd of supporters outside the offices of the opposition People Power Movement.
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Denial of enjoyment of freedom of assembly amidst response to COVID-19

Kampala - Former Vice-President Gilbert Bukenya and his supporters were teargassed in Masuliita, Wakiso District, on July 2nd 2020 as police stopped a gathering on allegations that it was contravening presidential directives on containing the Coronavirus.
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Police looks on as Political party supporters attack each other

In western Uganda political supporters of two rival camps attacked each other and police seemed to support the party by not stopping the attacks this happened in two districts on different political party rallies.
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National NGO Verification exercise threatens continued operations.

More than 12,000 charities have been told they can no longer operate in Uganda as critics raised fears that government regulatory measures effectively amounted to a purge.
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