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HRW: Uganda Security Forces Must Protect Freedom of Assembly

Human Rights Watch is calling on Uganda to publicly state that security forces are legally obliged to protect freedom of assembly and the right to peaceful protest in the days leading up to the nation's February 18 election. The U.S.-based rights group made the statement Wednesday, saying there has been a troubling rise in "implied and explicit threats" against anyone who might protest President Yoweri Museveni winning another term in office. It said that recently one...

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