Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Uganda Passes #POMB

We reported yesterday that the Parliament of Uganda was sitting for the final reading of the Public Order Management Bill.

Well, it passed.

BREAKING NEWS: The dreaded draconian Public Order Management Bill has been passed by Ugandan Parliament. Chaos has marred the house as the Bill was passed. The Deputy Speaker Hon. Jacob Oulanya has suspended Hon. Osege Angelian. NRM had larger numbers and voted unanimously in favor of the #POMB

The Public Order Management bill was passed despite fierce criticism from religious leaders, opposition MPs and the public as well as rights groups.

Police approval will now be required if three or more people want to gather publicly to discuss political issues. 

Uganda is ushering in a police state, and we've already seen first-hand how they react to peaceful protests.

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