We are all prisoners if we do not speak up truth against oppression.
We are prisoners if we do not tell the world about the suffering of our people.
We are imprisoned when we do not defy injustice and speak for the voiceless.
Nelson Mandela (Madiba) was a prisoner of conscience when he defied apartheid and was jailed for 27 years.
Dr. Kizza Besigye is on record for being the most arrested political opposition for Uganda.
Now we have our beloved Dr. Stella Nyanzi who dared ask President Gen. Yoweri Museveni to fulfill his election promises of supplying pads for school children. She is Uganda's maximum security prison and now teaching inmates while all of us Stella do the work.
Prisoners of conscience are people who have been put into prison for their political or social beliefs or for breaking the law while protesting against a political or social system.
The boost to human rights came with the release of prisoners of conscience in Eastern Europe.
Most prisoners of conscience are well educated and can get jobs outside an oppressive regime.
They are also incorruptible for money means nothing to them as they can make it on their own.
Prisoners of conscience articulate for the pressing issues which hurt the people they speak for.
Prisoners of Conscience also do not fear torture or jail or death. They will have done Risk Analysis, Risk Management and Risk Mitigation.
It is only sissies who get bought out and we will not get bought out for we have our families already well cared for. Go ahead and make us martyrs and History will be written about how we died for our people.
A society's development and civilisation is judged by how you cared for the most vulnerable in your society.
Martha Leah Nangalama
I will die for my people. Now come arrest me! You will need an army because I will not go down without a fight. I went into this fight to only quit after every Ugandan is free.