re posted from Black Star News
Museveni’s Uganda: Genital Torture Regime’s New MO
While the dictator was addressing the United Nations General Assembly, his goons were using “family planning” torture techniques.
Pro-democracy supporters in Uganda are fighting to prevent the country’s dictator from removing the 75-years age limit from the Constitution to make way for Life Presidency.
The public is overwhelmingly opposed to the dictator’s rubber stamp Parliament’s plan to debate, starting this Tuesday, the age-limit clause in the Constitution which many Ugandans had hoped would finally force the tyrant from power.
The country has seen many traumatic episodes in its political journey since it won its independence in 1962. Eruptive political crises have persistently engulfed its population, underpinned by endless inter-ethnic feuds, civil wars, military coups as well the attendant state-inspired repressive and undemocratic tendencies.
Under current U.S- and U.K- backed dictator Gen. Yoweri Museveni, the man who has ruled with an iron fist since 1986, a multitude of torture and dehumanization methods have been introduced to subdue his his pro-democracy opponents, particularly those Ugandans who seeking to put an end to his reign of terror.
Squeezing the genitals of male regime-opponents is the latest torture technique adopted by Museveni’s security forces under the command of unindicted war criminal Gen. Kale Kayihura. For years, the regime had targeted women pro-democracy activists by squeezing their breasts in public or stripping them naked to humiliate them to deter protests.
The new torture by Museveni’s and Kayihura’s security agents involves aggressively pulling up of the victim’s pants and underwear while restraining his arms in order to exert maximum pressure on the genitals by causing excruciating pain. The victims are even lifted off their feet or pulled up and dropped to their feet, up-and-down, multiple times. Meanwhile, the security agents punch on the victim’s groin area. The cruel and sadistic torture is being referred to as “Museveni family planning,” due to its potential to destroy the testicles.
The widely-respected mayor of Kampala, Erias Lukwago, was a victim of Museveni’s family planning torture, in broad daylight in front of journalists this week.
International and Ugandan human rights groups and other media, such as the newspaper Bukede have documented the crime carried out against other victims by the security forces. Mayor Lukwago, one of the country’s bravest critics of dictator Museveni later described how Gen. Museveni’s terror gang grabbed him from outside his home on September 21. The pretext was that they wanted to prevent him from joining other Ugandans who were going to protest the tabling of a parliamentary bill aimed at lifting the 75-year age limit from the Constitution. Under the law, dictator Museveni who is officially 73, but is believed to be possibly 80, would not be eligible to run in the 2021 election.
Lukwago described how the goons pressed hard on his ribs and at his lower abdomen, while vigorously punching him in the groin area, and pulling tightly at the surrounding parts, subjecting him to unimaginable pain. The mayor was then whisked away to a police station. “I felt like my life had come to an end,” he said. “I felt like they had probably smashed some of my organs.”
Free Uganda, all pro-democracy campaign groups and opponents of dictatorship are resolved that the day is approaching when Gen. Museveni, Gen. Kayihura, and their heartless terror gangs will have to answer for all these and their other crimes against humanity — individually and collectively.
The Struggle Continues!
Dr. Vincent Magombe, Secretary
Free Uganda Leadership Committee and Press Secretary FU