UNAA Condemns Gov't Brutality

"The Ugandan North American Association's executive voted unanimously to - on behalf of the entire Ugandan community in North American condemn in the strongest terms possible the excessive force used; torture continued incarceration of suspects with little or no attorneys." Monday Atigo, the UNAA President said in a statement.

Atigo further condemned the detention of Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi in a military barrack and court-martial respectively.

"We Ugandans in North America experience a different set of challenges, but overall wonderful freedom of expression and a great relationship with security forces. As such, it is always our wish for our brethren in Uganda to enjoy the same relationship with those charged with law enforcement. Furthermore, the importance of following the law equally by citizens is paramount."    The association added in a statement.

Kyagulanyi was last week remanded to Makindye Military Barracks on charges of illegal possession of firearms and ammunition. 

Other MPs Gerald Karuhanga, Paul Mwiru, Arua Municipality MP Elect Kassiano Wadri and 30 other people are currently on remand at Gulu Prison on allegations of Treason. 

Founded in 1988, UNAA is a community organization for Ugandans and friends in North America, with a particular emphasis on stimulating and encouraging nationwide acquaintance and fellowship among members in North America, United Kingdom and Uganda.

With over 120,000 individuals, UNAA with its offices in Massachusetts, Boston, in New England promotes social, cultural and economic development of the Ugandan community in North America and beyond.