Muslim lawyers under their umbrella Uganda Muslim Lawyers Association (UMLA) have threatened to drag government to International Court of Justice (ICJ) claiming that the manner in which the Kaweesi murder suspects were re-arrested at court last week violates human rights.
Four Kaweesi murder suspects were re-arrested by security operatives shortly after being granted bail by the International Crime Division of High Court in Kololo.
The chairperson of the association, Hakim Lubega, vowed to sue the government in the International Court of Justice due to continuous human rights violations.
He noted that there is increase in the abuse of human rights each day in Uganda which must be condemned and actions taken against such inhuman acts.
He said Muslims are not taken as citizens of this country according to the way they are treated by the current government.
“We are thinking of lodging a complain in the International Court of Justice because these acts are being perpetrated by security organs which are under executive . We shall not just keep quiet,” he said.
He noted Muslim suspects are always given stringent conditions which mean they are discriminated in one way or another.
Another lawyer, Luyimbazi Nalukoola, also expressed his concern about the brutal re-arrest of the Muslim suspects.
He cited another case of discrimination in the case of Susan Magara murder where accused number one Patrick Kasaija was granted bail leaving other 8 muslim co-accused in prison.
“Why is it that when those muslim suspects are taken to prison, they are remanded and never produced in court for many years? Why is it that the sitting government is against Muslims?” he asked.
He noted that all most all the capital offences that take place in Uganda are “committed” by Muslims.
He said that Ugandans can hardly differentiate between security personnel and kidnappers.
“We wonder why such arrests are happening in Uganda. How can we can distinguish between security organs and the criminals sincerely?” he queried.