Uganda: Still no Justice for Protests Killings

The government of Uganda has utterly failed to hold security forces accountable for nine killings during protests in April 2011. Families of those killed have tried – unsuccessfully – to push for justice and seek compensation. Opposition political activists called on the public to ‘walk to work’ to protest escalating food and fuel prices in the wake of the 2011 elections. The government contended that the action constituted unlawful assembly and sent police and military to obstruct protests in several towns. Government forces killed at least nine bystanders – six in Kampala, two in Gulu, and one, a child, in Masaka.

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