Ugandans In SA Condemn Arrest Of FDC Makerere Students


health geneva; font-size: small;”>“We greatly condemn government’s unconstitutional behaviours that are exercised against its own people. Arresting and intimidating activists cannot solve the problems Uganda is facing and, visit web it cannot stop others from pointing out government failures,” reads a statement signed by the group’s Secretary General Lord Chris Tim Mugerwa.

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Five Makerere University students were arrested Wednesday as they attempted to launch a book that disparages Museveni and other First Family members at Kampala Constitutional Square.

The co-author Ibra Bagaya was later released on police bond.

Mugerwa told government can avoid such embarrassing situations by improving public service delivery.

“If the government was doing its work, no one would fight it. It is very evident that human rights abuse in Uganda is at its peak and whoever talks about it; is the one who is blamed but not the practitioner,” said Mugerwa.

“It is only in Uganda where an oppressor is exalted and set free and the oppressed is charged. We inform all Ugandans that AUSA is with them whatsoever and we are working hand in hand to better our country.”

Mugerwa say they are working hard to ensure that the book’s co-author Doreen Nyanjura who sent to Luzira Prison for inciting violence and other detainees are released.

“We have already contacted other partners and rights group across the globe to denounce government’s brutality against its own people,” cautioned Mugerwa.

“It is very absurd to intimidate and arrest young people who the country is relying on to shape its future. We call upon other youths not to be threatened and discouraged from calling right, right and wrong, wrong.”

Police yesterday said they arrested the students for holding an illegal assembly in the heart of the city business centre.


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