UHRC Affirms Authenticity Of The Report On Missing Persons

Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) has re-affirmed the report it recently released on alleged missing persons is factual.

Mrs. Mariam Wangadya, the Chairperson of the Commission confirms that UHRC was just in its investigations on the matter which was even made public though some sections of Ugandans wanted the matter to be investigated again.

Wangadya; “We concluded our investigation and made the report public. I wouldn’t see any value in us reopening an investigation, we concluded… We are satisfied that we did enough and made out findings open,” . She says this still stands unless, she comes out with a report implicating security agencies.

“Unless I come out with a report implicating the security agencies in massive abductions and disappearances or murders of people, with or without evidence, I will not satisfy some people; But I want the people of Uganda to know that I am a professional lawyer. I am not going to concoct evidence against anybody,” she said.

Wangadya says during the investigation, they faced numerical challenges and she at one point got worried that her staff would be abducted as well.

UHRC’s report on the missing persons reported by NUP was widely castigated with many claiming that the report was biased. According to the report, UHRC found that some people were not missing, but abroad, while some families of those reported missing refused to cooperate.

The commission was tasked by the parliament to re-investigate the matter, however, Wangadya says, she sees no value in reopening an investigation that was completed.

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