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ALL CHARGES AGAINST WOMAN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER FLORENCE ORISHABA DROPPED
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Charges dropped
About the situation
On 10 September 2021, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution dropped all charges levied against the woman human rights defender Florence Orishaba. The officers involved in the arrest and assault of Florence Orishaba have been arrested and an investigation into the assault and arrest of the woman human defender is to be conducted.
On 28 July 2021, the High Court of Uganda dismissed the charge “making defamatory statements against a government official” levied against the woman human rights defender Florence Orishaba. The two other charges of “inciting violence using Defence For Human Rights (DEFOHR) sponsored radio programs” and “promoting defiance among communities” remain. The case has been adjourned to 4 August 2021.
On 22 July 2021, woman human rights defender Florence Orishaba appeared before the High Court of Uganda. She has been charged with “inciting violence”, “defamation of a government official” and “promoting defiance among communities”. On 19 July 2021, the woman human rights defender was provisionally released from arbitrary detention at the Mbarara Central Police Station.   On July 4 2021, Florence Orishaba was abducted and sexually assaulted by individuals believed to be plain clothed security officers, before she was officially detained in the Mbarara Central Police Station.
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Florence Ori
shaba is a woman human rights defender, land rights defender and the executive director of Defence For Human Rights (DEFOHR). DEFOHR is a Ugandan non profit organisation that works to defend human rights by sensitizing communities to their rights and violations of their rights. On 1 July 2021, DEFOHR debuted a project which involved weekly radio talk show appearances from Florence Orishaba to sensitize communities regarding their human rights and how to handle human rights violations. DEFOHR had previously run a program that involved educating the public regarding their rights through radio shows.
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13 سِبْتَمْبِر / أيلول 2021 : All charges against woman human rights defender Florence Orishaba dropped
30 يوليو / تموز 2021 : Defamation charges against woman human rights defender Florence Orishaba dropped
23 يوليو / تموز 2021 : Judicial harassment and sexual assault of woman human rights defender Florence Orishaba
13 سِبْتَمْبِر / أيلول 2021
All charges against woman human rights defender Florence Orishaba dropped
On 10 September 2021, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution dropped all charges levied against the woman human rights defender Florence Orishaba. The officers involved in the arrest and assault of Florence Orishaba have been arrested and an investigation into the assault and arrest of the woman human defender is to be conducted.
On 22 July 2021, woman human rights defender Florence Orishaba appeared before the High Court of Uganda. She was charged with “inciting violence”, “defamation of a government official” and “promoting defiance among communities”. On 19 July 2021, the woman human rights defender was provisionally released from arbitrary detention at the Mbarara Central Police Station. On July 4 2021, Florence Orishaba was abducted and sexually assaulted by individuals believed to be plain clothed security officers, before she was officially detained in the Mbarara Central Police Station.
Front Line Defenders welcomes the withdrawal of the charges against Florence Orishaba. Front Line Defenders also applauds the Ugandan authorities for conducting an investigation into the illegal arrest and the allegations of sexual assault of the woman human rights defender. Front Line Defenders encourages the authorities of Uganda to continue in their efforts to guarantee the physical and psychological integrity and security of all human rights defenders in the country.
30 يوليو / تموز 2021
Defamation charges against woman human rights defender Florence Orishaba dropped
On 28 July 2021, the High Court of Uganda dismissed the charge “making defamatory statements against a government official” levied against the woman human rights defender Florence Orishaba. The two other charges of “inciting violence using Defence For Human Rights (DEFOHR) sponsored radio programs” and “promoting defiance among communities” remain. The case has been adjourned to 4 August 2021.
Florence Orishaba is a woman human rights defender, land rights defender and the executive director of Defence For Human Rights (DEFOHR), a Ugandan non profit organisation that works to defend human rights by sensitizing communities to their rights and violations of their rights.
On 22 July 2021, woman human rights defender Florence Orishaba appeared before the High Court of Uganda. She was charged with “inciting violence”, “defamation of a government official” and “promoting defiance among communities”. On 19 July 2021, the woman human rights defender was provisionally released from arbitrary detention at the Mbarara Central Police Station. On July 4 2021, Florence Orishaba was abducted and sexually assaulted by individuals believed to be plain clothed security officers, before she was officially detained in the Mbarara Central Police Station.
Front Line Defenders welcomes the dismissal of the charge against woman human rights defender Florence Orishaba. However, Front Line Defenders is deeply concerned by the continued harassment and the ill-treatment Florence Orishaba has been subjected to and calls for the dismissal of the other two charges against the woman human rights defender, as it believes that these are solely motivated by her peaceful and legitimate activities in defense of human rights. Front Line Defenders urges the authorities in Uganda to allow its citizens to enjoy their fundamental rights, and to take all necessary measures to guarantee the physical and psychological integrity and security of human rights defenders in the country.
23 يوليو / تموز 2021
Judicial harassment and sexual assault of woman human rights defender Florence Orishaba
On 22 July 2021, woman human rights defender Florence Orishaba appeared before the High Court of Uganda. She has been charged with “inciting violence”, “defamation of a government official” and “promoting defiance among communities”. On 19 July 2021, the woman human rights defender was provisionally released from arbitrary detention at the Mbarara Central Police Station.   On July 4 2021, Florence Orishaba was abducted and sexually assaulted by individuals believed to be plain clothed security officers, before she was officially detained in the Mbarara Central Police Station.
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Florence Orishaba is a woman human rights defender, land rights defender and the executive director of Defence For Human Rights (DEFOHR). DEFOHR is a Ugandan non profit organisation that works to defend human rights by sensitizing communities to their rights and violations of their rights. On 1 July 2021, DEFOHR debuted a project which involved weekly radio talk show appearances from Florence Orishaba to sensitize communities regarding their human rights and how to handle human rights violations. DEFOHR had previously run a program that involved educating the public regarding their rights through radio shows.
On 4 July 2021, Florence Orishaba was exiting a local radio station after being hosted as part of DEFOHR’s project, when she was approached by unknown individuals in plain clothes. She told Front Line Defenders that she was sexually assaulted by the individuals and taken to an unknown location. Later the same evening the individuals, who the woman human rights defender believes to be security officers, turned her in to the Mbarara Central Police Station where she was detained with no charges for 15 days, which is long past the 48 hours stipulated by the Ugandan Constitution. On 7 July she was granted access to her lawyer and DEFOHR’s program coordinator, however, during her detention she was denied access to her family, allegedly due to COVID-19 guidelines. Despite her lawyer urging for her release based on her arbitrary detention, Florence Orishaba was only provisionally released on 19 July 2021.
The woman human rights defender’s arrest was preceded by threatening messages sent to the coordinators of DEFOHR on their personal mobile telephones. The threats started following the debut of DEFOHR’s radio talk show project, which is in collaboration with six local radio station. During the shows, the woman human rights defender discusses property rights, specifically land rights of women and children.
On 22 July 2021, woman human rights defender Florence Orishaba was charged with “inciting violence”, “defamation of a government official” and “promoting defiance among communities”. The case has been adjourned to 28 July 2021. As a response to the unlawful detention of Florence Orishaba and the assault against her, DEFOHR will be submitting a petition on 28 July 2021 to the High Court to seek an investigation into the matter.
Front Line Defenders is gravely concerned by the arbitrary detention, abduction and sexual assault of woman human rights defender Florence Orishaba and believes that she is being targeted solely as a result of her legitimate and peaceful work in defence of human rights.
 
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