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A somber mood engulfed the female wing of Luzira Prison as inmates on death row wept while begging for mercy and asking Government to give them a second chance to life.The request was made in a song presented to the EU head of delegation Atilio Pacifici and other heads of missions accredited to Uganda who were on a fact finding…
By ABDUL-NASSER SSEMUGABI KAMPALA- The European Union Head of Delegation to Uganda, Mr Attilio Pacifici has urged Uganda to abolish the death penalty because it is “the global trend.” “It’s not a strong correlation between the poverty and capital punishment, there’s such a strong link; people living in poverty are at a greater risk of suffering the death sentence because…
Stéphanie RIVOAL, Ambassador of France for the EU October 10th 2017 Dear Atillio Pacifici, Ambassador of the European Union Delegation, Dear Livingstone Sewanyana, Director of the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative, Dear Honourable, Dear Human Rights Activists, Ladies and Gentlemen 15 years. Yes, today marks the 15th World Day against Death Penalty. 15 years of active work of awareness. 15…
In 2003, the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty (WCADP) established the World Day Against Death Penalty. Partners around the World unite on October 10th to promote awareness of the movement against the death penalty. Since the 1980s, there has been a global trend towards the abolition of the death penalty, a trend that continues to this day. According to…
UGANDA: Authorities attempt to silence human rights organisations ahead of constitutional amendment Paris-Geneva-Kampala, September 25, 2017 - As Parliament of Uganda discusses the constitutional amendment to lift presidential age limit, the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (FIDH-OMCT), FHRI and Chapter Four Uganda call upon authorities to refrain from further hindering the right to freedom of speech, association…
Uganda: Stop clampdown on supporters of presidential age limit The Ugandan authorities must end their absurd attempts to silence people opposed to scrapping the presidential age limit, said Amnesty International today, as a motion on the controversial proposal was brought to parliament. Earlier today the mayor of the country’s capital, Kampala, was arrested by the police and bundled into a…
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