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Uganda govt now bans A4C group

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    The government has moved to criminalise activities of opposition pressure group Activists for Change, Daily Monitor has learnt.
    Attorney General Mr Peter Nyombi has this Wednesday morning invoked Section 56 of the Penal Code Act to issue a statutory instrument that declares A4C as “an unlawful society” rendering the group’s activities illegal.

    “Its membership is banned, and if they try to form any other group, it will also be deemed as unlawful,” the AG says in the instrument.

    A4C, whose national coordinator is the Independent opposition leaning MP Mathias Mpuuga has been the brain behind several opposition protests, dubbed Walk-to-Work, in the aftermath of the 2011 general elections.

    The AG’s action comes a day after the activists had announced a major rally at Kololo Independence Grounds named “International Day against Police Brutality”.