The office of the Committee on Foreign Relations under ELIOT L. ENGEL, on Wednesday wrote a letter to United States Secretary of States, Mike Pompeo to consider looking into the U.S relations with-it long-term allies, Uganda.
The letter which bring to light several human rights violations by the leadership of the incumbent president, Yoweri Museveni, details how the regime is not respecting Human Rights in Uganda. Mr. Eliot addressed his dismay and concerns regarding the human rights deteriorating and authoritarian in Uganda. He wrote;
“I am writing to express my concern regarding the alarming slide towards authoritarianism in Uganda, a major recipient of U.S. foreign aid and one of the top recipients of U.S. security assistance in Africa. Having been in power for over three decades, President Museveni’s government has a long track record of repressive behavior. More recently, this has included attacks on independent media, the banning of political rallies and concerts, the arrest, detention, and torture of individuals who dare to challenge the president or the ruling party, and a persistent lack of accountability for the arbitrary and extrajudicial killings and torture perpetrated by Ugandan security forces.”
Read the full letter below: