EU parliament wants sanctions against individuals, institutions responsible for human rights violations in Uganda

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The European Union Parliament has voted in favour of adoption several resolutions expressing concern about the human rights violation in the country especially during the election period and its aftermath.

The EU Parliament criticises that the January 14 general elections were neither democratic nor transparent. The lawmakers also condemn the excessive use of force by the police and armed forces during the election and their growing interference in political affairs.

The resolution condemns the violence, continued harassment and systematic crackdown faced by political opposition leaders in Uganda, as well as the suppression of civil society.

It says that all those arrested and detained for participating in peaceful political assemblies or for exercising their right to freedom of expression and association must be released immediately and unconditionally and have their charges dropped.

Finally, Parliament reiterates that sanctions against individuals and organisations responsible for human rights violations in Uganda must be adopted

Source – Matooke Republic

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