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Uganda: Government-backed harassment and repression of critics increasing

Headline Title:  Uganda: Repression of critics increasing 01 November 2011 The Ugandan government and public officials are increasingly placing illegitimate restrictions on freedom of expression and peaceful assembly to silence critical voices, Amnesty International said in a report released today.Stifling Dissent: Restrictions on the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly in Uganda describes how journalists, opposition politicians and activists face arbitrary arrest, intimidation, threats and politically motivated criminal charges for expressing views deemed critical…

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