A video calling to bring a notorious Ugandan warlord to justice has gone massively viral online, but serious concerns have also been raised about the group responsible for posting it.
« Critics point out that the campaign calls on the public to pressure the US to continue working with the Ugandan military, an organisation that has its own record of abuses.
The Ugandan army continues to commit politically motivated abuses in Uganda," Maria Burnett, senior researcher with Human Rights Watch, Africa Division, told the Guardian.»
« "We have documented numerous cases in which they’ve been involved in torture and arbitrary arrests, as well as a score of killings of unarmed protesters and bystanders during political demonstrations in the past three years."
« The nature of the US’s relationship to Uganda is also potentially problematic, according to Burnett.»
“The US, as far as we know, is trying to advise on how to apprehend, or remove from the battlefield, Kony and his leadership,” said »
“I have some concerns about what the US longer term plans are and what kind of exit strategy they may or may not have, but working to apprehend LRA leaders and protect civilians is crucial.” »
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