Statement on the abduction and incommunicado detention of Mr. Nicholas Opiyo

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(Kampala / December 22, 2020) Chapter Four Uganda is deeply concerned about the abduction and incommunicado detention of our Executive Director, Nicholas Opiyo earlier today afternoon by unknown security operatives.

Chapter Four is further concerned about the safety and well-being of Mr. Opiyo, considering that he is being held outside of the protection of the law. 

We are in the process of gathering facts and reviewing the situation and we will be taking measures to ensure his prompt release.

We condemn this brutal abduction and we call upon our colleagues and partners to condemn the arbitrary violation of his personal liberty, incommunicado detention, and call for his immediate unconditional release. 

Chapter Four legal team is taking action to ensure that Mr. Opiyo's rights are respected and to ensure his prompt and unconditional release.

Chapter Four Board.

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