Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, A/HRC/19/55/Add.2, 23 February 2012: Uganda
371. JAL 01/02/11 Case no.: UGA 1/2011 State Reply: None to date – Alleged murder of LGBTI rights activist.
372. UA 25/02/11 Case no.: UGA 2/2011 State Reply: None to date – Alleged break-in at the office of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG).
373. JAL 05/05/11 Case no.: UGA 3/2011 State Reply: None to date – Alleged arrest and deportation of human rights defenders.
374. JAL 25/05/11 Case no.: UGA 5/2011 State Reply: 27/05/11 – Alleged abuses by the police and the military forces.
375. The Special Rapporteur wishes to thank the Government for the response provided to her communication dated 25 May 2011, but notes with regret that information on the issues raised has yet to be provided. Furthermore, the Special Rapporteur wishes to express her regret that the Government of Uganda has not responded to the other communications sent during the reporting period.
376. The Special Rapporteur remains deeply concerned about the situation of human rights defenders advocating for LGBTI rights in Uganda, and urges the Government of Uganda to create a safe environment conducive to their legitimate work. In this regard, the Special Rapporteur respectfully refers the Government of Uganda to the recommendations put forward in her 2010 report to the Human Rights Council (A/HRC/13/22), particularly paras. 113 and 114, as well as those put forward in her 2011 report to the Human Rights Council (A/HRC/16/44), in particular para. 109. The Special Rapporteur remains available to provide any guidance or technical support the Government of Uganda might require.
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