Security agencies still torturing people-UHRC
The Uganda Human Rights Commission has decried the spike in cases of torture reported during the Covid-19 lock down.
The commission’s Acting Chairperson Katebalirwe Amooti says they have received a total of 238 torture complaints during the past three months of the COVID-19 lock down.
This, he says calls for urgent action against the vice from all stakeholders especially the security agencies whose officers are the biggest culprits.
The commission says 150 complaints were reported against the Uganda Police Force, 83 against the UPDF and 5 against the Uganda Prison Service.
The revelation comes as the coalition against torture in Uganda prepares to mark the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on Friday, June 26, 2020 under the theme “Speak Out Against Torture during and After COVID19”.