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March 5, 1987 | United Press International
The head of the Ugandan Human Rights Activists Group has been arrested and detained by police, apparently for publicly criticizing the state, a member of the rights group said. Seera Muwanga, general secretary of the rights group, was served Tuesday with a detention order signed by President Yoweri Museveni. He was arrested by police last week, the group spokesman said. Muwanga apparently was arrested for remarks that appeared in foreign publications.
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February 23, 2000 | ANN M. SIMMONS and ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The customs still practiced in this lush East African nation are strikingly archaic: Women expected to kneel when serving food to their husbands. Mothers forbidden permanent custody of children after a divorce. Men "inheriting" widows of their deceased brothers. Legal polygamy. Yet Uganda has become a key testing ground for a radical political experiment. All elected bodies, from village councils to the national parliament, must have a minimum number of women. In a word, quotas.
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February 6, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Pope John Paul II appealed for an end to human rights abuses in a country where reports of massacres form an epilogue to one of the continent's most brutal chapters. Hundreds of thousands lined the road to Kampala and packed the capital's streets as the Pope, his head and shoulders poking through the sunroof of his black limousine, rode through town.
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October 11, 1997 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Her name is Innocent, but her doleful brown eyes already bespeak a life of misery. Her parents were captured and killed three years ago. She was enslaved in this nation's remote northern regions, where she was beaten with sticks and a bicycle chain until the flesh fell from her body. She was raped by several soldiers and forced into a life as a commander's concubine.
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October 11, 1997 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Her name is Innocent, but her doleful brown eyes already bespeak a life of misery. Her parents were captured and killed three years ago. She was enslaved in this nation's remote northern regions, where she was beaten with sticks and a bicycle chain until the flesh fell from her body. She was raped by several soldiers and forced into a life as a commander's concubine.
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February 23, 2000 | ANN M. SIMMONS and ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The customs still practiced in this lush East African nation are strikingly archaic: Women expected to kneel when serving food to their husbands. Mothers forbidden permanent custody of children after a divorce. Men "inheriting" widows of their deceased brothers. Legal polygamy. Yet Uganda has become a key testing ground for a radical political experiment. All elected bodies, from village councils to the national parliament, must have a minimum number of women. In a word, quotas.
WORLD
February 24, 2014 | By Robyn Dixon
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Human rights groups and Western leaders condemned harsh anti-gay legislation signed into law Monday by Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni, calling it draconian, offensive and an affront to basic rights. But Ugandan officials and parliamentarians, including David Bahati, who introduced the law in parliament, celebrated the move. Bahati posted a thank you message to Museveni on his Facebook page: "If you are involved in the gay and lesbianism lifestyle you are liable to life imprisonment.
NEWS
February 6, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Pope John Paul II appealed for an end to human rights abuses in a country where reports of massacres form an epilogue to one of the continent's most brutal chapters. Hundreds of thousands lined the road to Kampala and packed the capital's streets as the Pope, his head and shoulders poking through the sunroof of his black limousine, rode through town.
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March 5, 1987 | United Press International
The head of the Ugandan Human Rights Activists Group has been arrested and detained by police, apparently for publicly criticizing the state, a member of the rights group said. Seera Muwanga, general secretary of the rights group, was served Tuesday with a detention order signed by President Yoweri Museveni. He was arrested by police last week, the group spokesman said. Muwanga apparently was arrested for remarks that appeared in foreign publications.
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