Masake Anthony (@masakeonline) works at Chapter Four Uganda, a Ugandan civil liberties independent group. He is a seasoned human rights defender and social justice advocate. Masake is an experienced socio-political blogger keen to innovatively harness the power of new media to drive social change and encourage participation. His engagement is driven by profound belief of the interconnectedness of all human beings and the critical need for the respect of rights for all. Several of his blog posts have been published in Uganda’s local daily newspapers – Daily Monitor and New Vision, corporate magazines such as the Uganda Law Society Magazine, and other online platforms.
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Here are this week’s highlights:
A 27-year-old man arrested on charges of stealing four pigs has died in police cells in Bushenyi District in western Uganda.
This brings to four, the total number of suspects who have died in police custody in less than two weeks