News from Uganda
Non-governmental Organizations in Uganda that challenged the amendment of the 1995 Constitution to remove the age limit clause as a requirement of the person running for the presidency in Uganda were attacked and their accounts frozen hence curtailing their operations.
On 10th October 2015, Fatuma Zaina Abalinabyo, the Secretary for Environment and Natural Resources79 of the Forum for Women in Democracy (FDC) party was brutally assaulted by police officers after she loudly criticized police’s inhumane handling of her colleagues.
In May 2013, The Daily Monitor (a local privately-owned newspaper) was raided by 50 plain-clothed Police in search of evidence against an army general, David Sejjusa.
In January 2016, Charles Rwomushana, a former Internal Security Organization (ISO) Head of Political Intelligence, was arrested after he published a picture on Facebook, which allegedly showed the dead body of Christopher Aine, the security chief of opposition presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs has kicked off investigations into the activities of a Kampala-based a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) linked to what the state terms as involvement in alleged unlawful activities.