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19 December 2017

On 19 December 2017, Scovia Arinaitwe was granted bail while in hospital and was able to leave following treatment. The human rights defender had been charged with "unlawful assembly". After discharging herself from the hospital, Scovia Arinaitwe went to the local police station as part of the terms of her bail and was informed that the charges against her had been dropped. On 16 December 2017, human rights defender Scovia was arrested and detained in Nagalama in Mukono District, Uganda, during which time she was beaten by police officers.

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30 December 2020

On 30 December, after spending over a week in detention, where he was at risk of contracting COVID-19, Ugandan lawyer and human rights defender Nicholas Opiyo was granted bail by the Buganda Road Court, after serious moneylaundering and corruption charges were filed against him.

On 22 December 2020, Advocate Nicholas Opiyo, a Ugandan lawyer and human rights defender, and four colleagues were arrested and detained on allegations of “money laundering and related malicious acts”.

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11 March 2020

Land rights defenders Godfrey Ssebisolo, Erias Wanjala and Fred Mwawula reported that on 12 March their houses, located in Kisalanda village, were bulldozed by Great Season Company Limited. The defenders further reported that company agents made death threats against their families and refused to explain why the houses were being destroyed.

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17 September 2020

On 17 September 2020, land rights defenders Fred Mwawula, Ramu Ndahimana, Samuel Kusiima, Martin Munyansia, Martin Haweka, Amos Wafula, Eliot Talemwa and George Rwakabisha were charged with “threatening violence” by Kiryandongo Magistrate Court. If convicted, they could face up to four years imprisonment. The eight defenders remain in detention at Masindi Prison, with their first hearing scheduled for 15 October.

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19 October 2020

On 15 October 2020, land rights defenders Fred Mwawula, Ramu Ndahimana, Samuel Kusiima, Martin Munyansia, Martin Haweka, Amos Wafula, Eliot Talemwa and George Rwakabisha were granted bail by Kiryandongo Magistrate Court and released from Masindi Prison the following day, where they had been detained since 17 September. They are charged with “threatening violence” and their next hearing is scheduled for 12 November 2020 at Kiryandongo Magistrate Court.

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19 October 2020

On 15 October 2020, land rights defenders Fred Mwawula, Ramu Ndahimana, Samuel Kusiima, Martin Munyansia, Martin Haweka, Amos Wafula, Eliot Talemwa and George Rwakabisha were granted bail by Kiryandongo Magistrate Court and released from Masindi Prison the following day, where they had been detained since 17 September. They are charged with “threatening violence” and their next hearing is scheduled for 12 November 2020 at Kiryandongo Magistrate Court.

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19 October 2020

On 15 October 2020, land rights defenders Fred Mwawula, Ramu Ndahimana, Samuel Kusiima, Martin Munyansia, Martin Haweka, Amos Wafula, Eliot Talemwa and George Rwakabisha were granted bail by Kiryandongo Magistrate Court and released from Masindi Prison the following day, where they had been detained since 17 September. They are charged with “threatening violence” and their next hearing is scheduled for 12 November 2020 at Kiryandongo Magistrate Court.

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19 October 2020

On 15 October 2020, land rights defenders Fred Mwawula, Ramu Ndahimana, Samuel Kusiima, Martin Munyansia, Martin Haweka, Amos Wafula, Eliot Talemwa and George Rwakabisha were granted bail by Kiryandongo Magistrate Court and released from Masindi Prison the following day, where they had been detained since 17 September. They are charged with “threatening violence” and their next hearing is scheduled for 12 November 2020 at Kiryandongo Magistrate Court.

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19 October 2020

On 15 October 2020, land rights defenders Fred Mwawula, Ramu Ndahimana, Samuel Kusiima, Martin Munyansia, Martin Haweka, Amos Wafula, Eliot Talemwa and George Rwakabisha were granted bail by Kiryandongo Magistrate Court and released from Masindi Prison the following day, where they had been detained since 17 September. They are charged with “threatening violence” and their next hearing is scheduled for 12 November 2020 at Kiryandongo Magistrate Court.

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19 October 2020

On 15 October 2020, land rights defenders Fred Mwawula, Ramu Ndahimana, Samuel Kusiima, Martin Munyansia, Martin Haweka, Amos Wafula, Eliot Talemwa and George Rwakabisha were granted bail by Kiryandongo Magistrate Court and released from Masindi Prison the following day, where they had been detained since 17 September. They are charged with “threatening violence” and their next hearing is scheduled for 12 November 2020 at Kiryandongo Magistrate Court.

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19 October 2020

On 15 October 2020, land rights defenders Fred Mwawula, Ramu Ndahimana, Samuel Kusiima, Martin Munyansia, Martin Haweka, Amos Wafula, Eliot Talemwa and George Rwakabisha were granted bail by Kiryandongo Magistrate Court and released from Masindi Prison the following day, where they had been detained since 17 September. They are charged with “threatening violence” and their next hearing is scheduled for 12 November 2020 at Kiryandongo Magistrate Court.

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19 October 2020

On 15 October 2020, land rights defenders Fred Mwawula, Ramu Ndahimana, Samuel Kusiima, Martin Munyansia, Martin Haweka, Amos Wafula, Eliot Talemwa and George Rwakabisha were granted bail by Kiryandongo Magistrate Court and released from Masindi Prison the following day, where they had been detained since 17 September. They are charged with “threatening violence” and their next hearing is scheduled for 12 November 2020 at Kiryandongo Magistrate Court.

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25 September 2020

On 30 August 2020, women human rights defenders Malhasan Yahya, Asya Adris, Kemisa Mariam and Sophia Gala, and human rights defenders Jamal Adris, Bakhit Hussein, Abdallah Idris and Walid Khalid were assaulted by several unidentified individuals armed with machetes, hoes and sticks in Kakerenge village, Wakiso District. Some of them have been severely injured and require intensive care. The defenders have filed a complaint at Kasangati police station and an investigation has been opened.

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11 March 2020

Land rights defenders Godfrey Ssebisolo, Erias Wanjala and Fred Mwawula reported that on 12 March their houses, located in Kisalanda village, were bulldozed by Great Season Company Limited. The defenders further reported that company agents made death threats against their families and refused to explain why the houses were being destroyed.

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12 March 2020

Land rights defenders Godfrey Ssebisolo, Erias Wanjala and Fred Mwawula reported that on 12 March their houses, located in Kisalanda village, were bulldozed by Great Season Company Limited. The defenders further reported that company agents made death threats against their families and refused to explain why the houses were being destroyed. The demolition took place on the same day the defenders were released on bail following their arrest two weeks earlier. 

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