Official: US 'Gravely Concerned' by Reports of Abuse by Ugandan Security Forces

The United States is "gravely concerned" by reports of excessive force used by Uganda's security forces against lawmakers and journalists in the northwestern town of Arua, a State Department official said on Monday after the country's opposition called on Washington to suspend military support to Kampala. Five lawmakers, including opposition leader Robert Kyagulanyi, who is also a musician known by his stage name Bobi Wine, were arrested in Arua last month. Kyagulanyi, who is currently in the United States for medical treatment, and fellow member of parliament Francis Zaake say...

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Published By: VOA Africa - Monday, 10 September

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