The website of the Uganda Police Force has been hacked and taken down by an online human rights activism group called “Anonymous.”
“Uganda: Anonymous has taken down @PoliceUg’s website in response to recent violent government repression & killings.” The group announced on Twitter 8 hours ago.
The group, Anonymous, called for Police to respect human lives, the freedom of peaceful assembly and protest.
By press time, the website (upf.go.ug) was still down with no statement from the Force or relevant authorities in that regard.
Anonymous, describe themselves are Human Rights activists exposing gross violations of rights and reporting about them in, for lack of a better word, a crude way to emphasize their grave nature.
They have in the past hacked government websites in the Sudan during the uprisings that ousted Omar Al-Bashir and US government websites in the #BlackLivesMatter protests.