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British lawmakers criticise Uganda police over brutality

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    International outcry against rising cases of police brutality against opponents of President Museveni’s regime and journalists continues to gather momentum with British members of parliament now asking for pressure to be brought to bear on the Ugandan government
    The British Parliamentary Hansard recorded the legislators during a debate in the House of Commons on Tuesday, saying respect for fundamental freedoms and civil liberties was rapidly declining amidst the most appalling abuses of human rights in Uganda.

    MP Clifton-Brown said through the African Union and the Commonwealth association, pressure “must be applied” on the Ugandan government to uphold “their responsibilities to their people”.

    The MPs recount a litany of attacks against opposition politicians and journalists in their debate which comes at a time when civil society groups in Uganda are heightening calls for an end to the continued police brutality.

    This followed assertions by Cotswold MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown that Foreign Office representatives in Kampala fear to confront President Museveni on the mounting abuse of human rights.