Uganda

Violations of freedom of association, assembly, and expression continue in Uganda under President Yoweri Museveni, in power since 1986. Museveni will be allowed run again in 2021, after authorities harshly repressed opposition to efforts to remove presidential age limits from the constitution. Security forces have arrested and tortured opposition party members and journalists; police have blocked the opposition from accessing media and public meetings. Nongovernmental organizations risk politically motivated charges for allegedly failing to comply with legal provisions that impose vague “special obligations” on independent groups. Authorities have yet to effectively investigate a November 2016 military assault in Kasese where over 100 people, including children, were killed.