Dictator Museveni Attacks Makerere Students--U.S. And U.K. Suspend Arms Sales to regime

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In Military Dictator Gen. Yoweri Museveni's Uganda where youth unemployment is at over 80% the young still yearn for education--they see it as their passport to a better future. They are so desperate that some women have reportedly turned to prostitution in order to help pay for their tuition fees.

On Tuesday students at Makerere Makerere University launched a courageous protest against a 15% tuition hike at the college--one of the protest leaders a third year psychology student Siperia Mollie ended up in a Kampala hospital. She's the victim of an assault, it's believed, by Ugandan military dictator Museveni's security agents.

Meanwhile this week soldiers and police, in actions reminiscent of the Idi Amin dictatorship in Uganda, raided the Makerere university campuses and unleashed brutal beatings against other students who are suspected of having supported the protest against the tuition hike. There are reports that some students were raped by soldiers. 

There are videos posted on social media showing soldiers with weapons, hovering over about a dozen young men who have been forced to strip naked and are then ordered to roll on the ground. This humiliating form of torture has become common during Museveni's depraved dictatorship which has now lasted for 33 years in Uganda. A report in Uganda's leading private newspaper, The Daily Monitor, says at least 43 students have been arrested. (This number was later updated to 60 as more details emerged of the horrific beatings suffered by students including disabled students).

All the Makerere University students arrested must be released unconditionally and immediately.

The U.S. and the U.K. both of which have armed Gen. Museveni's military must suspend all weapons shipment to the regime and training for his army and police force.

The brutal assault on the Makerere University students must be investigated by an independent body--not by the Museveni dictatorship which has yet to investigate numerous atrocities such as the attack on Member of Parliament Bobi Wine and other MPs last year and numerous assassinations believed to have been carried out by the regime itself.

If you're in a position to help with a fund to assist Ms. Sasiraabo and the other students brutalized at Makerere aplease contribute whatever you can--nothing is too small.