Five Abducted Ugandans Still Missing -UHRC Report.
Indicate Increased Cases of Illegal Organ Harvesting.
The Uganda Human Rights Commission has released the 2021 human Rights report indicating increased cases of Organ harvesting from Ugandan migrant workers in the middle east.
The report which was handed to parliament today has also indicated that five out of the 69 Ugandans who were abducted in November and December 2020 by the infamous drones have remained missing up to date.
In accordance with Article 52(2) of the constitution, the Uganda Humana Rights Commission has today published the annual report on the state of Han Rights and Freedoms in Uganda of 2021 Indicating COVID 19 as one of the leading causes of human rights violations. COVID-19 escalated human rights concerns including Limited accessibility to health services, Mandatory vaccination, limited access to Justice, and brutality of security agencies among others.
The Report has highlighted the increased cases of organ harvesting from Ugandan Domestic workers in the Middle East. It underscored the case of Edith Nakintu whose right kidney was harvested from Saudi Arabia.
In the report that the Uganda Human Rights Commission has handed over to the deputy speaker of Parliament today, Kalangala and Buvuma districts have been found lagging behind in access to basic services. The two island districts are struggling with access to health facilities, safe water, and education compared to other districts.
The human rights commission has revealed that 69 cases of Enforced Disappearance were recorded in 2021 but cases 64 were later released after interventions of the commission. However, five have remained missing including John Damulira, Matthew Kafeero, Matthew Kigozi, Sarah Namayanja, and Agnes Nabwere since they were abducted in November and December 2020.
The Report has also the plight of the People of Karamoja who have not benefited from minerals extracted from the subregion due to the over-exploitation of mining companies.
On receiving the report, the deputy speaker Thomas Tayebwa promised a quick reaction from the parliament to issues highlighted by the report. Tayebwa noted that the report is going to be assigned to the relevant committees to give it justice.