Do not bring sick people to court: Chief Justice

Do not bring sick people to court, says Chief Justice

Chief Justice Bart Katureebe has warned security agencies against taking injured suspects to courts.

Mr Katureebe, who was yesterday launching the construction of Justice, Law and Order Sector (JILOS) building in Rubirizi District, said Article 44 of the 1995 Ugandan Constitution prohibits torture.

He urged security forces when arresting Ugandans to arrest them like humans but not animals.

Mr Katureebe said the torture meted out on members of the Opposion during the by-election campaigns in Arua on August 13 is not acceptable under the law.

Police and Special Forces Command soldiers that guard the President allegedly tortured and arrested 33 people, including MPs Robert Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine, Kassiano Wadri, Francis Zaake, Gerald Karuhanga, and Paul Mwiru.