Speaking to journalists shortly after the closed-door meeting, Joel Ssenyonyi the National Unity Platform Spokesperson said that they told the EU team about the continued human rights abuses committed by security personnel on NUP supporters.
Former National Unity Platform-NUP Presidential Candidate Robert
Kyagulanyi Ssentamu on Thursday held a meeting with the European Union-EU
The EU team was led by the EU head of Delegation in Uganda Attilio Pacifici
along ambassadors representing 9 European countries in Uganda, while the NUP
comprised of the Secretary-General David Lewis Rubongoya, vice president Lina
Zedriga, Masaka Municipality MP Mathias Mpuuga, Joel Ssenyonyi and women’s
league leader Flavia Kalule.
Speaking to journalists shortly after the closed-door meeting at Magere, Joel Ssenyonyi
the National Unity Platform Spokesperson said that they told the EU team about
the continued human rights abuses committed by security personnel on NUP
“The delegation was concerned about the issues we raised mostly
Human rights violations like illegal arrests of our members, abductions and
brutality that has been meted out to our supporters, malpractice tendencies by
Museveni and his team”, Ssenyonyi said.
Ssenyonyi also said that they told the team to speak to President Museveni
to stop acts of brutality and violence on opposition supporters.
//Cue; “we have asked them…
Cue…human rights violations //.
Pacifici said they met NUP leadership to hear
their concerns following last month's elections. He also said that they will meet
other political parties.
Last month, the EU condemned the pre-election excesses by the
security forces and the shutting down of the internet which disrupted social
The EU called on the Government to respect the freedom of
expression and the right to peaceful and safe assembly, including the free
movement of all political actors and their supporters.