By Spy Uganda
The United Nations (UN), an Intergovernmental Organization that aims to maintain International peace and security, develop friendly relations, achieve international cooperation, and be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations has condemned the violation of Human Rights in Uganda that has since resulted into dozens of fatalities.
This came as a result of the arrest of presidential hopeful Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu while canvassing for votes in Eastern Uganda’s Luuka district something that initiated protests in major districts that left hundreds nursing wounds while ober 50 dead.
It is against that background that the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for restraint in the country’s run-up to the general elections.
Full UN Statement Reads;
The Secretary-General is following recent developments in Uganda and is concerned over reports of violence and fatalities, following protests in Kampala. He conveys his condolences to the families of the victims and wishes those injured a speedy recovery.
The Secretary-General condemns all acts of violence and calls on the Ugandan authorities to ensure that all perpetrators of human rights violations are held accountable. He also calls for the immediate release of any individual who may have been arbitrarily arrested.
The Secretary-General calls on the security forces to act in accordance with the rule of law and human rights principles and refrain from using violence. He also urges all political leaders and their supporters to participate in the electoral process peacefully, in accordance with the relevant regulations, and to refrain from any incitement of violence or hate speech.
Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General”