PROSECUTE THE POLICE OFFICERS

By Gloria Nakiyimba

Uganda Human Rights Commission is calling for the urgent prosecution of the errant police officers who beat up innocent civilians this week.

The calls comes days after  people who lined up along Gayaza road  to see Col Kiiza Besigye who was on the way to his home after his release from prison  on Tuesday were beaten with sticks and electric cables by policemen riding on police patrol vehicles.

Crowds especially bodaboda riders following Col Besigye to the FDC party headquarters were beaten by stick wielding civilians and policemen.

Uganda Human Rights Commission Chairperson Meddie Kaggwa has strongly condemned these actions which he says are a blatant violation of the rights and freedoms of the victims of both incidents.

He adds that the perpetrators should be punished, under The Prevention and Prohibition of Torture Law of 2012 which provides for individual liability.


Photo: allafrica.com