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Ugandan Activist Stephen Kwikiriza, Who Is Fighting EACOP, Released After Being Detained by Army

HeadlineJun 10, 2024

In Uganda, environmental activist Stephen Kwikiriza is receiving hospital care after being released from a nearly weeklong detention Sunday, where he was reportedly beaten by members of the army. Kwikiriza is believed to have been targeted due to his protests against the French oil company TotalEnergies, which is involved in the East African Crude Oil Pipeline Project, known as EACOP. Local activists have been trying to stop development of the 900-mile pipeline, which is set to transport oil from Uganda to Tanzania’s Indian Ocean port of Tanga.

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