Stop Your Cruelty & Respect Human Rights: UHRC Raise Concern Over Alarming Extra-Judicial Killings Ahead Of International Human Rights Day

By Ugandaonline

Kampala: The Uganda Human Rights Commission has raised concerns over allegations of extrajudicial killings in the country.

This follows the killing of a number of suspects believed to be linked with the Allied Democratic Forces terrorists who claimed responsibility for the Kampala twin bombings last month.

This week, Uganda joins the rest of the world to commemorate International Human Rights Day which is celebrated every 10th of December. The International theme for this year is, Reducing Inequalities, Advancing Human Rights while Uganda’s theme is ” Rebuilding Better: Resilient Institutions Key to COVID-1 9 Recovery’.

UHRC made the alarm during a press conference ahead of international Human rights Day, the Commission’s chairperson Mariam Wangadya said while they commend security forces for continued efforts to restore peace, there is concern over the extra Judicial killings.

Click here to read full statement from UHRC

Wangadya noted that in the execution of the duties of the armed forces must respect human rights and freedoms thus urging both state and non-state actors to desist from acts of torture and cruelty.

”We commend the Police and UPDF for their rapid and continuing efforts to restore lasting peace in the country, there are allegations of extra-judicial killings in the aftermath of the terror attacks” Wangadya said in a statement

Meanwhile, Wangadya has applauded president Museveni for the bold pronouncements condemning incidents of human rights violations, and specifically torture during his circular addresses to security agencies and law enforcement chiefs across the county.

She further applauded efforts by the Prisons Services to protect prisoners from COVID-19 amidst challenges of overcrowding in places of detention which were exacerbated by incarceration of offenders of the COVID-19 guidelines.

Nangadya has however assured Ugandans that the Commission, intends to put at the forefront group rights such as the right to a clean and healthy environment, the right to peace and security, the right to adequate health care, the right to education, among others in order for the country to progressively achieve the enjoyment of all other rights for all people.

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