lawyers have petitioned the Uganda Human Rights Commission-UHRC over extrajudicial
killings of terror suspects.
The lawyers under their umbrella, the Uganda Muslim Lawyers Association, Muslim
Center for Justice and Law, and Network for Public Interest Law-NEPTIL want the
commission to open and conduct investigations, hear, make orders and issue a
report about the alleged extra-judicial killing of citizens by security
Ali Kankaka the President of Uganda Muslim Lawyers Association says security
should be held accountable for the killing of suspects in their custody.
Recently following the Kampala City twin bombings, security personnel killed a
Muslim cleric Sheikh Abbas Kirevu for his alleged links to the Allied
Democratic Force-ADF rebels.
But Kankaka says that accounts from family members indicate that Sheikh Kirevu
was arrested and handicapped, his wives taken on a pickup truck before security
shot him dead under the watch of his children. Kankaka says that if this indeed
happened, security cannot perform the role of arresting officer, investigator,
prosecutor, judge, and executioner.
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Days after the killing of Sheikh Kirevu, security personnel killed four alleged
ADF rebels in Ntoroko district as they attempted to flee to the Democratic Republic
Kankaka says the practice of killing suspects is a violation of Article 22 (1)
of the Constitution which provides that no person shall be deprived of life
intentionally except in the execution of a sentence in a fair trial by a
competent jurisdiction and sentenced.
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the recent twin bombings, security released names of alleged terrorism suspects
arrested while trying to sneak out of the country to go to DRC.
President of Muslim Centre for Justice and Law says acts of victimizing Islam
and Muslims should stop and the government deals with criminal activities. He
says the government should investigate all acts of terrorism, prosecute and
convict those found guilty of such acts to give confidence to the public that
action is being taken.
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Chairperson of the UHRC Mariam Wangadya received the petition and promised that
the commission would conduct investigations into the killings. She says that already
has received some complaints which they all shall investigate.
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