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Uganda: Human rights violations by the National Resistance Army

, Index number: AFR 59/020/1991

Amnesty International has received persistent reports of human rights violations in 1991 in the northern Ugandan districts of Gulu, Kitgum, Lira and Apac, committed in particular by the Ugandan Army (NRA). These violations occur in the context of operations against rebel opposition forces such as the United Democratic Christian Army (UDCA), themselves responsible for abuses of civilians. Human rights violations by the authorities include the imprisonment of 18 prisoners of conscience, many of them sympathizers of the Democratic Party (DP); the detention for "screening" of thousands of people in Gulu and Kitgum, some of whom were held illegally without charge or trial; the sentencing of "deserters" after unfair trials and the beating and ill-treatment of prisoners.

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