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Human Rights watch alleges government arrest, harassment of oil protestors

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday accused Ugandan authorities of harassing, arresting and beating activists and demonstrators protesting a major East African oil project led by French giant TotalEnergies. The $10-billion project by TotalEnergies and the China National Offshore Oil Corporation to develop oilfields in Uganda has been hailed by President Yoweri Museveni as an economic boon but has run into opposition from rights activists and environmental groups. It is facing legal action in France, and the European Parliament has raised concerns over the wrongful imprisonment of environmental activists and the eviction of people from their land without adequate compensation.

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  • George Kariuki

    32 w

    The Government of Uganda can do better.

    • Rashid Kamau

      32 w

      Human rights need to be respected and protected. Fossil fuels are worst to the environment.

      • rosebellendiritu

        32 w

        They only try to silence them but they know fossils bring harm though the government tend to ignore.

        • Elizabeth Gathigia

          32 w

          Oh no😔, this is not right these people are fighting for what is right

          • Tabitha Kimani

            32 w

            Government of Uganda is used to harrassing its citizens when they fight for a good course.

            • Lucinda Ramsay

              32 w

              Activists are heroes, they are the ones our governments will look back on and ask why didn't we listen to them.

              • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

                32 w

                Human Rights Watch's allegations of government actions against oil protestors in Uganda raise concerns about the treatment of activists and demonstrators opposing a major oil project. The project, led by TotalEnergies and the China National Offshore Oil Corporation, has sparked opposition from rights activists and environmental groups, drawing international attention. Legal actions in France and concerns expressed by the European Parliament highlight the broader implications of environmental and human rights issues intertwined with large-scale energy projects. This situation underscores the need for transparent and responsible development in the context of climate change and environmental protection.

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