Thugs Raid CCEDU Offices

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A matrix organised by the by National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders Uganda NCHRDU, shows that at least 24 premises of Non-governmental organisation and civil societies have been broken into since 2012.

Unidentified thugs raided the offices of Citizens' Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda - CCEDU on Christmas night.  Crispin Kaheru, the coordinator CCEDU broke the news of the raid on his Facebook page on Boxing Day.  
 
 
"Our @cceduganda offices in Nsambya were raided by thugs last night! They beat up the guard and took off with his gun. We are yet to assess the level of damage caused," reads a post on Kaheru's face book page this morning.

However, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigire told Uganda Radio Network that there had been no attack on the CCEDU offices. "The officials reported a raid and disarming of their guard after he told them that his gun was missing but it was the supervisor who picked it from him (guard) when he found him sleeping," he said.
He say they dispatched a team to the Nsambya based offices to establish the facts when they had about the raid but found no sign of break-in. The  reported raid on the CCEDU offices is similar to several others that have occurred targeting offices of non-governmental organisation over the past few years.

A matrix organised by the by National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders Uganda (NCHRDU), shows that at least 24 premises of Non-governmental organisation and civil societies have been broken into since 2012.  

Some of the NGOs and civil societies than have fallen victim to raids by thugs in the recent past include among others the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI),  Legal Aid Service Providers Network (LASPNET),  Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum (HRAPF), Human Rights Network for Journalists (HRNJ-Uganda)  and Reach the Youth Uganda.

 
Others are Action Group for Health Human Rights and HIV/AIDS (AGHA), Action Aid International Uganda, Environmental Alert, Land and Equity Movement in Uganda (LEMU) and Uganda Road Sector Support Initiative.
 

 

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