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Uganda Fears ‘Unprecedented’ Rise in Mob Justice

A lack of trust in Uganda’s judicial system and a backlog in its courts likely is fueling an apparent rise in violent mob justice, a human rights commission says in calling for a study.   The Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) reports an "unprecedented" jump in anecdotes about mob justice, so it seeks hard data about its incidence and a thorough investigation into its causes. It seeks definitive answers.   Mob justice leads to serious violations of human rights,...

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