The Democratic Party (DP) has said that it has assembled a team of lawyers to cause litigation against security officers who violate human rights of Ugandans during the lockdown.
Speaking to the media in Kampala, Luyimbazi Nalukoola, DP legal adviser, expressed concern about the blatant violation of human rights of Ugandans by security organs noting that the men and women in uniform.
“We continue to appeal to all security personnel that whoever will violate others’ human rights will be sued in their individual capacity. DP has assembled a team of lawyers to cause litigation against the culprits in courts of law. We are ready to fight for the people’s enjoyment of human rights,” said Nalukoola.
He explained that as DP, they are also concerned about the alleged brutality and torture of suspects being condemning the abuse of judicial processes that emanate from the abuse of suspects’ constitutional rights.
“We have also heard the voice of the Uganda Law Society denouncing the abuse of the human rights of those facing criminal prosecution and we join in demanding that such prosecution be dropped. There are sufficient authorities to guide the courts as they exercise their discretion to halt the tainted prosecution,” Nalukoola noted.
As law abiding citizens and peace loving Ugandans, he stated that it is their wish to see suspects on charges of attempted murder of Gen. Katumba Wamala arraigned before court adding however that the due process must be adhered to.
Uganda ratified international and regional instruments against torture including but not limited to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, those instruments prohibit torture and coercion of suspects.
“In that regard, the Director of Public Prosecution should drop the criminal proceedings for they are tainted with illegalities. They are unconstitutional, unsustainable, barred by law, bad in law and a complete waste of court’s precious time and taxpayers’ money,” he said