‘Tor­ture’ cops get bail

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

FOUR Ugan­dan po­lice of­fi­cers ac­cused of tor­tur­ing a mayor have been re­leased on bail while the Uganda Hu­man Rights Com­mis­sion says that Kam­pala re­peat­edly ig­nores its rec­om­men­da­tions against the use of tor­ture.

On Tues­day, the Chief Mag­is­trate’s Court in Kam­pala re­leased four po­lice of­fi­cers charged with the tor­ture of Ge­of­frey Bya­mukama, the mayor of Bya­mukama in Western Uganda, in ad­di­tion to sus­pend­ing them from duty, fear­ing they may in­ter­fere in the on­go­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

The of­fi­cers were charged with one count of tor­ture and one of griev­ous bod­ily harm. ANA

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