Mitooma Woman MP urges security agencies to maintain professionalism
The chairperson of the parliamentary committee on Human Rights Jovah Kamateeka has challenged security agencies to maintain professionalism and treat suspects with respect and dignity during arrests.
Kamateeka also Mitooma Woman Member of Parliament says the Committee is concerned that in spite of repeated calls to them to respect human rights in carrying out their duties, security agents continue to be high handed.
Kamateeka wants top security bosses especially in the police to rein in errant officers who blatantly abuse rights of suspects during arrests and while in custody.
She also expresses concern over the continued beating and torture of journalists in the line of duty urging UPDF to bring all culprits to book.
The legislator said this while commenting on the 20th Annual Report by The Uganda Human Rights Commission which shows an increase in alleged human rights violations by security agencies.