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Human Rights Watch Urges Uganda’s Museveni to Shut Torture Detention Centers

  • Asks the UN, others to act if Uganda fails to address issue
  • Parliamentary committee investigated allegations of detations
Yoweri Museveni

Yoweri Museveni

Photographer: Jemal Countess/Getty Images

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni should close all unauthorized detention centers, Human Rights Watch said in a new report alleging state-sponsored abuses in the East African nation.

Museveni’s administration has failed to hold to account security officials who have unlawfully detained and tortured hundreds of government critics over the past couple of years, including around the January 2021 general elections, the New York-based rights group said in a statement Tuesday.