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Uganda: Public Management Order Bill is a serious blow to open political debate

Headline Title:  Uganda: Public Management Order Bill is a serious blow to open political debate 05 August 2013 The Public Order Management Bill which is likely to be passed by Uganda’s parliament tomorrow represents a serious blow to open political debate in the country, Amnesty International said today.The Bill imposes wide ranging restrictions on public meetings and gives the police unprecedented powers to prohibit and disperse public gatherings of a political nature.In its current form, for example, the Bill gives the police discretionary powers to prevent a gathering of as few…

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