Torture, Longer Detention Of Suspects Top Human Rights Violation

By George Busiinge

Torture and detention of suspects for more than 48 hours remain the leading cases of human rights violations in Bunyoro region. Cases of torture and detention of suspects for more than 48 hours remain the leading cases of human rights violations reported in all the eight districts of Bunyoro and Kyankwazi.

This was revealed today afternoon at the commemoration of the World Human Rights Day, at Hoima Uganda Human Rights Commission’s regional office in Hoima municipality. However, Rebecca Tino, the regional Manager for Uganda Human Rights Commission noted that there is some light given the reduction in the number of cases registered in 2018 compared to 2017.

She says cases of people detained beyond 48 hours reduced from 59 to 32, torture reduced from 41 to 24. Rebecca noted that there remains a big work to raise community awareness on human rights observance and promotion.

Kato Joseph the Deputy Mid-ester Regional Police Commander said, as police leadershi,they are determined to cooperate with all stakeholders to ensure that human rights are upheld and promoted.

In a separate interview with Spice fm Simon Sam Oyuku, the In-charge of Legal and Human Rights Desk Albertine Regional Police said, he has been creating partnerships with all human rights stakeholders to ensure that every single case if reported and handled accordingly.

Cases related to right to property reported in 2018 were 13, while child maintenance cases stand at 4.

 

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