The U.S. Mission in Uganda has today broken silence on the continued brutality and torture of Makerere University students by Uganda security agencies stating that its increasingly getting concerned about the security violence at the University 

In a statement issued today, The U.S. Mission in Uganda on its official website this afternoon has condemned the manner in which security services were attacking unarmed students in their residence halls and attacks on journalists covering the protests.  

“The U.S. Mission in Uganda is increasingly concerned about the violence at Makerere University in response to ongoing protests against the proposed tuition increases.  Footage of security services attacking unarmed students in their residence halls and attacks on journalists covering the protests are especially disturbing”. 

The U.S. Mission also blasted the security services for the heavy-handed response they made towards the peacefully demonstrating students, saying that it was uncalled for and it’s a direct attack to the freedoms of assembly, speech and expression guaranteed by Uganda’s constitution. 

“This heavy-handed response by security services is uncalled for, and is a direct affront to the freedoms of assembly, speech and expression guaranteed by Uganda’s constitution” 

It further warned the Ugandan gov’t to allow all Ugandans to exercise their basic rights peacefully and without fear. 

“We urge the Government of Uganda to allow all Ugandans to exercise their basic rights peacefully and without fear”. 

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