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Gov’t appeals against UGX75M court award to MP Francis Zaake

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Attorney General has appealed against an order directing the government to compensate Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament Francis Zaake with 75 million Shillings for the torture inflicted on him while in state custody. The order was issued by High Court Judge Esta Nambayo on …

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Kibwetere’s son arrested attempting to bury child alive

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Luwero district has preferred charges of torture and child neglect against a man who claims to be the son of Kanungu genocidaire Joseph Kibwetere. Juvenal Rugambwa, 57, a resident of Kilambula village in Zirobwe sub-county was arrested together with his wife Winnie Rugambwa, …

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Masaka murder suspects complain of torture in detention centres

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Suspects arrested in relation to the new spate of killings in the Masaka sub-region have pinned the security personnel for torturing them from the military detention where they were taken shortly after their arrest. The group was detained at Kasijjagirwa mechanized brigade based in Masaka. …

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Family of tortured victim asks police to foot medical bills

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The parents of a 28-year-old man who was allegedly tortured want the police to foot the medical bills. Daniel Isabirye, a retail metal stall operator in Buwenge sub county was two weeks ago arrested and allegedly tortured by the police who were enforcing the curfew …

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Police officers using excessive force should face trial in court – IGP

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Police Court will no longer try any police officer accused of using excessive force during operations. This is according to new directives issued by the Inspector General of Police Martin Ochola. In response to President Yoweri Museveni’s address where he condemned individual security officers …

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SECURITY: Museveni warns forces on torture

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has warned security forces against torturing people. Speaking on Saturday at Nakasero State Lodge, Museveni said nobody should be in the uniform if he doesn’t respect the people of Uganda. “Don’t bark at people that are not a people’s army, …

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MP Francis Zaake awarded UGX 75m for torture

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Kampala has ordered the government to compensate  Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament Francis Zaake with 75 million Shillings for the torture inflicted on him while in state custody. The order issued by Justice Esta Nambayo arises from a case in which …

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Jamil Mukulu accuses officer of torture at Luzira prisons

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Jamil Mukulu, the leader of the Allied Democratic Forces-ADF has said he’s being subjected to untold suffering and degrading treatment at Luzira maximum prison where he’s currently on remand on the charges of terrorism, aggravated robbery, murder and aiding and abetting terrorism. In a letter …

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