Is Uganda fit to host the Commonwealth Summit?

2 February 2007

Peter Tatchell interviews three leading members of the UK chapter of the main Ugandan opposition movement, the Forum for Democratic Change: Desmond Nzaana, Michael Senyonjo and Rosemary Buzabalyawo.

In November this year (2007), the Commonwealth Heads Of Government Meeting (CHOGM) will take place in the Ugandan capital of Kampala.

Some Ugandan opposition activists and human rights campaigners are questioning whether CHOGM should go head in Uganda , given the suppression of democracy and human rights by the government of President Yoweri Museveni.

His regime stands accused of rigged elections, censorship of the media, repression of protests, crackdowns on universities and trade unions, homophobic witch-hunts, detention without trial and the use of torture.

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