FHRI condemns Kasese killings, calls for unbiased investigation

The Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI) has condemned the “arbitrary” killings in Kasese and called for unbiased investigation and prosecution of perpetrators.

Media reports show that more than 60 people were killed on Saturday when the army and police launched a raid on the palace of King Charles Wesley Mumbere. This, according to reports, follows the king’s failure to disband his guards who are accused of being part of a militia agitating for secession from the rest of Uganda.

The Executive Director of FHRI, Mr Livingstone Sewanyana, in a statement released on Monday, 28 November, said: “FHRI also calls upon Government to address the underlying causes of the unrest: issues like marginalisation, poverty and impunity, access to land.”

FHRI is a non-governmental organisation that advocates for human rights, and seeks to remove impediments to democratic development and enjoyment of fundamental freedoms.

Read the full statement below:

FHRI condemns Kasese killings

Harriet Anena

Harriet Anena is ACME’s Special Projects Officer

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