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UGANDA: MP Zaake drags police officers to court over torture allegations.

UGANDA: MP Zaake drags police officers to court over torture allegations.

AFRICA, UGANDA
Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake has filed five charges against six officers he accuses of torture during his arrest in April this year.The officers include the Regional Police Commander Bob Kagalura, Mityana District Police Commander Mwine Mukono, one Amudan Twesigye and others involved in torturing him during his arrest on April 19, 2020 when he was arrested for allegedly distributing relief food to his constituents affected by the Covid-19 induced lockdown. Through his lawyer, Mr Eron Kizza, the MP filed the case on Wednesday at Mityana chief magistrate court stating that he was subjected to torture by the officers from April 19 to 29."We have registered five counts; three of torture, one of unreasonable detention and another of disobedience of lawful orders," Mr Kizza said.Mr ...