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Ugandan Authorities Should Drop Charges Against Environmental Protesters

By Human Rights Watch
Click to expand Image Ugandan security officials detain a protester during a march in support of the European Parliament resolution to stop the construction of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline in Kampala, Uganda, October 4, 2022. © 2022 REUTERS/Abubaker Lubowa Next week, four more students will appear before a Kampala court for participating in protests against the planned East Africa crude oil pipeline (EACOP) and for demanding a full and equitable phaseout of fossil fuels. The students were arrested in September and are charged with the colonial era “common nuisance” offense, which…

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