UPDF beats Three NUP MPs, Hospitalized

The Uganda Peoples Defense Forces have beaten three National Unity Platform MPs who had gone to accompany the party president Mr Robert Kyagulanyi who on Wednesday after noon took a petition to the United Nations Human Rights office.

Kyagulanyi had gone to the UN office to present a petition on the state of rights violations by security agencies on his party members and supporters.

However, three NUP party MP elects including Helen Nakimuli (Kalangala Woman, Aloysius Mukasa (Rubaga South) and Derrick Nyeko (Makindye East) were beaten with seven other journalists.

At first, the team had been denied entry into the UN Human Rights office, denied exit from the presimes by the army and Police until they were beaten.

Currently, Kalangala Woman MP elect Helen Nakimuli is suffering severe injuries in Hospital while Derrick Nyeko’s vehicle was left vandalized.

“I actually do not know how my colleagues managed to leave after the beating. I now have a swollen leg and arms. I hope i will cope up with treatment'” says Helen Nakimuli, the Kalangala Woman MP elect.

Also, journalists including Irene Abalo of the Daily Monitor, John Cliff Wamala of NTV, Timothy Murungi of the New Vision and Joseph Namakumbi have been clobbered and now suffer severe injuries.

Kyagulanyi on Tuesday, while speaking to the media at the National Unity Platform headquarters said his team will present a petition to the United Nations Office of Human Rights protesting the increasing violation and harassment of his supporters by state security agencies.


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