October 1, 1999
Hostile to Democracy
The Movement System and Political Repression in Uganda
Government harassment and discriminatory legislation are suppressing independent political activity in Uganda, Human Rights Watch charged in a report released today. President Yoweri Museveni and his ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) are likely to entrench this restrictive system even further in a referendum scheduled for June 2000.At the same time, the report recognizes that Uganda had made significant progress in many reas of human rights.