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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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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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Non Governmental Organisations held under siege

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.
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Police Assault and inhumanely arrest female political supporter.

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.
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