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NUP supporter, Enock Isingoma and other opposition members arrested for inciting violence

A crackdown by security operatives targeting political activists in the opposition continue to be reported in different parts of the country. The operations largely target members of the National Unity Platform (NUP), the country’s leading opposition political party led by Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu also known as Bobi Wine.

In Kasese district, in Western Uganda, Enock Isingoma, a youth leader in NUP, was arrested for allegedly inciting violence and staging unlawful assembly. Isingoma was charged by NUP leadership in Kasese to document all human abuses that the opposition supporters have faced and suffered.

Sources in Kasese, including people in security forces, reveal that Isingoma was arrested because he was making pamphlets with names of torture victims and the nature of human rights meted out on opposition supporters by regime operatives.

Isingoma was arrested with a yet to specified number of young opposition activists and detained at Rwimi Police post in Kasese. They have not yet been presented in any court of law.

Further, sources reveal that the youthful activists who were violently arrested when police dispersed the gatherings by firing of teargas and live bullets have been undergoing excessive torture. It remains when they will presented to court for mentioning of the cases government will prefer.

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