Much as Freedom from of association in Uganda should be a non-derogable right and cannot be justified in any situation, there have been a number of reports of political players being subjected to impunity and torture by the party in power.
Reports reaching our desk indicate that FDC’s Ssengendo Arthur Saabwe reportedly flee to the United States where he is reportedly seeking refugee following threats as alleged by his family and friends.
His family continues to with-hold his whereabouts even-though reliable sources indicate that he is seeking refuge in USA.
As it stands, the situation of political freedom in Uganda continues to be eroded as police continue to kidnap and brutally detain politicians.
On August 13, 2018, Ugandan police and military arrested and beat six opposition members of parliament, at least two journalists, and 28 other people in advance of the August 15 by-elections in the northwestern town of Arua. In recent days, protesters took to the streets in Kampala, Mityana, and other areas to decry the arrests and violence
Part of the party statement reads
Card holder number No 10039.73 Ssengendo Arthur Saabwe together with other 60 FDC members were arrested at FDC Headquarters when police confiscated tally sheets prior 19th February 2016 post-election violence.
The party indicated that Ssengendo narrated his ordeal to the party and the efforts to seek justice where foiled by authorities in government.