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Sunday,October 25,2020 04:21 AM

Lawyers protest against LDU brutality

By Jaliat Namuwaya

Added 17th July 2020 01:25 PM

The Executive Director of Christian lawyers fraternity, John Osapiri said they have decided to help the family of the late Tegu with legal aid to see that they get justice.

Lawyers protest against LDU brutality

Sylvia Namubiru speaking to the press. PHOTOS: Jaliat Namuwaya

The Executive Director of Christian lawyers fraternity, John Osapiri said they have decided to help the family of the late Tegu with legal aid to see that they get justice.

Legal aid service providers together with the Uganda Christian lawyers fraternity have protested against growing brutality by security forces specifically the Local Defence Unit personnel.

Carrying placards with strong messages condemning the killing by LDU's of members of the public they are supposed to protect, the legal aid service providers appealed to Parliament and the Internal Affairs ministry to disband the LDU's until they are given proper training on how to deal with communities.

Activists display placards denouncing brutality by security forces
Activists display placards denouncing brutality by security forces

Sylvia Namubiru, the Executive Director for the legal aid service providers network, pointed out notable incidents were LDU's have abused and violated human rights through the use of force and torture with the latest incident being that of the late Emmanuel Tegu, a veterinary student at Makerere University who was allegedly beaten by unidentified security operatives.

The Executive Director of Christian lawyers fraternity, John Osapiri said they have decided to help the family of the late Tegu with legal aid to see that they get justice.

They have also challenged the judiciary to expeditiously handle the cases of police brutality and human rights violations brought before the courts of law and ensure those convicted get punitive and deserving punishments.

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