Human rights commission wants errant security officers arrested

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Uganda Human Rights Commission has asked government to arrest and prosecute individual security officers who were involved in the torture of the arrested MPs and suspects in Arua.

The government rights body also wants government to compensate the victims who were injured, lost property or lives in the process.

Addressing journalists on Friday, the chairperson of the commission, Med Kaggwa said the commission has condemned all the acts of torture that were imparted on the public by the security officers and demanded government to arrest and issue criminal warrants against those officers who participated in the act.

 "The government should prosecute individually under the prevention and prohibition of torture act 2012, the security officers who allegedly tortured the suspects arrested in the Arua and ensure adequate compensation and reparation to the victims," said Med Kaggwa.

He said men in uniform should desist from the use of live bullets and other unorthodox weapons against unarmed demonstrators and non –violet suspects.

The commission called for the immediate release of all the suspects who have been detained following the Arua fracas.

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