By Stuart Bogere
European Union Parliament has cautioned the government of the republic of Uganda on the escalating case of human rights abuse.
This was during Thursday’s sitting where the house adopted three resolutions to takestock of the human rights situation in Uganda, Rwanda and Kazakhstan.
The Parliament deplored that the January 14th General Elections in Uganda were neither democratic nor transparent.
Members of the August house also condemn the excessive use of force by the police and armed forces during the election and their growing interference in political affairs.
The house to condemned the violence, continued harassment and systematic crackdown faced by political opposition leaders, as well as the suppression of civil society in Uganda.
And resolved that all those arrested and detained for participating in peaceful political assemblies or for exercising their right to freedom of expression and association must be released immediately and unconditionally and have their charges dropped.
Meanwhile, EU Parliament recommends that sanctions against individuals and organisations responsible for human rights violations in Uganda must be adopted under the new EU Human Rights Sanction Mechanism, commonly known as EU Magnitsky Act.