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HRD Attack

24 Jan 2023

Barigye Bob - Stop the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (StopEACOP).

Incident date
24 Jan 2023
Date accuracy
All Correct
Barigye Bob
Stop the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (StopEACOP).
Environmental concerns group
Arbitrary detention
Target: Individual
Location of Incident: Uganda
East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) Ltd. United Kingdom Oil, gas & coal
TotalEnergies (formerly Total) France Oil, gas & coal, Energy
Other actors


On 24 January 2023, human rights defender Barigye Bob was arrested and detained at Wandegeya Police Station, Uganda, while organizing a debate on the environmental, human rights and economic impact of the East African Oil Crude Pipeline (EACOP). In December 2022, he was arrested alongside other 3 members of the global campaign Stop the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (StopEACOP).