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Senior Police Offices To Sweat Plasma In Court Over MP Zaake Torture

Senior Police Offices To Sweat Plasma In Court Over MP Zaake Torture

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By Our Reporter Several top police officers, among them Wamala regional police commander Bob Kagarura and the commander of police’s dreaded Special Investigations Unit (SIU) Elly Womanya, are set to sweat plasma today as they appear before the Chief Magistrates Court of Mityana District, to answer to charges of illegal detention and torture. This follows a private criminal prosecution against them by Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament Francis Zaake, who accuses them of torturing him after they arrested him a few months ago for distributing relief food to people affected by the COVID-19 lockdown. The duo will appear in the dock alongside Alex Mwiine, the Mityana District police commander, Musa Walugembe, the officer-in-charge of SIU, and Twesigye Hamdan, an investigating of...
European Union Condemns Zaake Torture, Arbitrary Arrests In Uganda During COVID-19 Lockdown

European Union Condemns Zaake Torture, Arbitrary Arrests In Uganda During COVID-19 Lockdown

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By Keefa Nuwahereza The European Union in Uganda has condemned the government’s high-handedness and arbitrary arrests during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdwn. Citing examples of Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament Francis Zaake, who was arrested several days back for distributing food to Ugandans affected by the COVID-19 lockdown and Kakwenza Rukirabashaija,  who was arrested for allegedly writing a book that is critical of government. H.E Amb. Attilio Pacifici's letter On 13 April, Kakwenza Rukirabashaija, a Ugandan activist, was arrested by military police at his home in Iganga, eastern Uganda. He was charged with the trumped-up charges of defamation and cyber related crimes and detained in the military barracks at Mbuya, near the capital Kampala. He is popu...