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Uganda: Human Rights

Volume 459: debated on Wednesday 2 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps she is taking to monitor the human rights situation in Kampala; and if she will make a statement. (134146)

I refer my hon. Friend to the written answer I gave to the hon. Member for Moray (Angus Robertson) on 26 April 2007, Official Report, column 1260W.

Our high commission in Kampala continues to closely follow the human rights situation in Kampala and in Uganda as a whole.

Most recently the plans to give away parts of Mabira forest to private ownership have resulted in violent street protest and deaths in Kampala. In our contacts with the Ugandan Government we will continue to stress the importance of the police acting responsibly and proportionately when policing demonstrations.